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The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)

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The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

Audit-C Test

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) is an alcohol screen that can help identify patients who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence).

AUDIT-C
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test is a publication of the World Health Organization, @ 1990
Q1: How often did you have a drink containing alcohol in the past year?
AnswerPoints
Never0
Monthly or less1
Two to four times a month2
Two to three times a week3
Four or more times a week4
Q2: How many drinks did you have on a typical day when you were drinking in the past year?
AnswerPoints
None, I do not drink0
1 or 20
3 or 41
5 or 62
7 to 93
10 or more4
Q3: How often did you have six or more drinks on one occasion in the past year?
AnswerPoints
Never0
Less than monthly1
Monthly2
Weekly3
Daily or almost daily4
The AUDIT-C is scored on a scale of 0-12 (scores of 0 reflect no alcohol use). In men, a score of 4 or more is considered positive; in women, a score of 3 or more is considered positive. Generally, the higher the AUDIT-C score, the more likely it is that the patient's drinking is affecting his/her health and safety.

Scoring Cards

The Audit-C is given to thousands of VA patients. These cards show Veterans how their drinking compares to other Veterans.