Free Alcohol Use Severity Questionnaire – AUDIT
Developed by the World Health Organisation, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a simple tool for identifying risky, harmful, and dependent drinking. This screening tool helps you to differentiate between the level of risk, based on your current alcohol use. You can take this AUDIT screening without medical supervision, but if your score indicates any risks, you should seek further guidance from a healthcare professional or addiction treatment provider. Alcohol addiction is an illness that progresses over time, but with effective alcohol treatment and support, you can stop harmful or destructive patterns.
Take the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
It only takes a couple of minutes to complete this alcohol use test below.
Before you start, here’s a quick explanation of what we mean by 1 standard drink:
- 1/4 pint of 8% cider (e.g. K cider)
- 1/2 pint of 4.5 – 4.8% beer/ lager/ cider (Guinness, Heineken, Budweiser, Carlsberg, Thatcher’s, etc.)
- 1 small glass wine/ prosecco, 13.5% (125ml)
- 1 single shot of spirits, 40% (25ml)
So, if you’re drinking 4 pints of Heineken on a typical drinking day, this equates to 8 standard drinks. If you add a couple of single chasers, then this increases to 10 standard drinks.
If you drink spirits and you have 3 double whiskies on a typical drinking day, then this is 6 standard drinks.
If you are drinking a full bottle of wine or prosecco on a typical drinking day, then this is 8-9 standard drinks. If you are having one large glass of wine or prosecco per day (around 1/3 bottle or 250ml), then you are drinking 3 standard drinks daily.
If you are drinking 4 pints of strong cider (8%) on a typical drinking day, then this is 16 standard drinks, as 1/4 pint of strong cider = a standard drink.
Why take the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)?
· The AUDIT is quick – it’s a multiple choice survey to assess your current alcohol use. Find out in minutes whether your drinking is low risk, risky/ hazardous, high-risk/ harmful, or very-high risk/ dependent.
· It’s confidential – you complete the AUDIT test and we will send your results to your chosen email address.
· Get tips on appropriate alcohol support and treatment – depending on your AUDIT score, we will give you relevant suggestions for how and where to get alcohol help, ranging from self-managed care and peer support, through to alcohol counselling, alcohol detox and alcohol rehab.
· Use the AUDIT regularly to keep tabs on your drinking – it’s a good way to see whether your level of alcohol risk has increased or decreased over time. If you’ve noticed a recent increase or change in the way you drink, then this test can help you measure whether the risk has increased.
· This alcohol use test is free – use this screening tool as many times as you like to determine whether your current alcohol use is harmful, and whether alcohol treatment is recommended for you.
What if I’m drinking alcohol to risky or dependent levels?
The most important thing to realise is you are not alone. If your alcohol use is risky or you’ve become addicted to alcohol, there is a solution. Depending on your score, we will recommend the most appropriate actions to take.
Becoming aware of your current alcohol use, including any risks or hazards from your drinking, gives you the information you need to take action. If your AUDIT results show that your alcohol use is risky, or you’ve developed an addiction to alcohol, we will signpost you to the right alcohol help.
To book an assessment for alcohol treatment, contact Help Me Stop in confidence by calling 0208 191 9191 or emailing email@example.com. Our initial assessment for alcohol treatment is free and you can ask us as many questions as you like. Find out much more on this website about our face-to-face rehabs, our Online Rehab, and our current prices.
There are also alcohol support services available in the community, including free and low-cost options. These include alcohol support groups (peer support), one-to-one counselling, and more.