10.6. Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)


(§) Permissible for use in some situations but not all (e.g.: clinical, research, commercial, educational), enforced by CamCOPS based on the user’s replies.


[FROM-LP] Recommended by FROM-LP, as part of its condition-specific suggestions. See FROM-LP.

(The AUDIT-C is part of FROM-LP.)

10.6.1. History and guide



  • The AUDIT-C is a three-item derivative version based on consumption questions from the AUDIT (the first 3). There are several phrasings:

  • Bush K, Kivlahan DR, McDonell MB, Fihn SD, Bradley KA (1998). The AUDIT alcohol consumption questions (AUDIT-C): an effective brief screening test for problem drinking. Ambulatory Care Quality Improvement Project (ACQUIP). Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Archives of Internal Medicine 158: 1789–1795. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9738608

  • Bradkey KA, Bush KR, Epler AJ, Dobie DJ, Davis TM, Sporleder JL, Maynard C, Burman ML, Kivlahan DR (2003). Two brief alcohol-screening tests from the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient population. Archives of Internal Medicine 14: 821–829. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12695273

  • http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/tool_auditc.pdf

10.6.2. Sources

10.6.3. Intellectual property rights

Free non-commercial reproduction permitted.

The AUDIT document (above) is copyright © World Health Organization, 2001; it says “… The document may, however, be freely reviewed, abstracted, reproduced, and translated, in part or in whole but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes.” (http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/who_msd_msb_01.6a.pdf, accessed 2012-09-06).

“AUDIT-C is available for use in the public domain”; http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/tool_auditc.pdf, accessed 2015-06-04.

10.7. AUDIT Alcohol Consumption Questions (AUDIT-C)

See AUDIT above.