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AUDIT Test for Alcohol Addiction

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The AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) is intended to help health care practitioners to identify hazardous (or risky) drinking, harmful drinking, or alcohol dependence.

The majority of excessive drinkers are undiagnosed. Often they present with symptoms or problems that would not normally be linked to their drinking.

This self-test is for informational purposes only and the results do not constitute a diagnosis. Please consult a medical or mental health professional for further information.


Test Background

The AUDIT was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and to assist in brief assessment. It can help identify excessive drinking as the cause of the presenting illness. It provides a framework for intervention to help risky drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption and thereby avoid the harmful consequences of their drinking. The AUDIT also helps to identify alcohol dependence and some specific consequences of harmful drinking.

It is particularly designed for health care practitioners and a range of health settings, but with suitable instructions it can be self-administered or used by non-health professionals.

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