Calculator: Alcohol Consumption Screening AUDIT Questionnaire (Patient information)
ALCOHOL SCREEN SCORE
: Low risk
: Medium risk
: High risk
: Addiction likely
- Low Risk (0-7 points)
You probably do not have a problem with alcohol. Continue drinking in moderation or not at all.
- Medium Risk (8-15 points)
You may drink too much on occasion. This may put you or others at risk. Try to cut down on alcohol or stop drinking completely.
- High Risk (16-19 points)
Your drinking could lead to harm, if it hasn't already. It's important that you cut down on alcohol or stop drinking completely. Ask your doctor or nurse for
advice on how best to cut down.
- Addiction Likely (20+ points)
It is likely that your drinking is causing harm. Speak to your doctor or nurse, or an addiction specialist. Ask about medications and counseling that can help
you stop drinking. If you are dependent on alcohol, do not stop drinking without the help of a healthcare professional.
1. Reproduced with permission from: Babor, TF, Higgins-Biddle, JC, Saunders, JB, Monteiro, MG. The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test: Guidelines
for Use in Primary Care, Second Edition. World Health Organization, 2001. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/who_msd_msb_01.6a.pdf.