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The AUDIT alcohol consumption questions (Audit – C): an effective brief screening test for problem drinkers (2011)

Author

Northern Territory Department of Health

Publisher

Northern Territory Department of Health

City

Darwin

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

This resource is a screening tool for health practitioners to help identify clients with problem drinking.

It contains three questions which are scored on a scale of 0-12 points (scores of 0 reflect no alcohol use in the past year). In both men and women, 4 points or more is considered positive for alcohol misuse. Generally, the higher the score, the more likely it is that the client's drinking is affecting his/her health and safety. It also includes eight frequently asked questions with examples to help the practitioner respond to clients needs.

This resource is not Indigenous specific.

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When to use this resource

This resource can be used by health workers and clinicians as part of a routine health check to quickly assess if there is a problem with alcohol for the client.

Contact details

Northern Territory Government
Department of Health
Alcohol and other drugs program
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2780

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Last updated: 4 June 2014
 
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