Alcohol Audit (WHO)


The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems.

There is both a clinician-administered version  and a self-report version of the AUDIT are available. If you are intending to complete the AUDIT please be aware to answer the AUDIT questions in terms of standard drinks - this is a defined measure. Click here to find out what is defined as a "standard drink".

A basic chart illustrating the approximate number of standard drinks in different alcohol beverages is included for reference in the AUIDIT. A score of 8 or more is considered to indicate hazardous or harmful alcohol use.

The AUDIT has been validated across genders and in a wide range of racial/ethnic groups and is wellsuited for use in primary care settings. Detailed guidelines about use of the AUDIT have been published by the WHO and are available here

If you would like to complete the Alcohol Audit online then click here. If you have directed to this page by your clinician then please use the email option at the end of the results page to send your results to your clinician.

To download a fillable pdf version of the Alcohol Audit then please click here.

Should your psychologist have directed you to this page then please use the email link to forward a copy of the results to them. This is an embedded pre-filled link. If your psychologist/therapist is from another practice then you shall just need to amend the email address location.

I need to acknowledge the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs for making this information freely available.

For an excellent guide in regard to considering and modifying drinking behaviour please click here.  David Broadbent has supported veterans (and others) using the resources associated with The Right Mix for many years.


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