AUDIT Questionnaire

This questionnaire is designed to indicate whether your drinking is harmful, hazardous or dependent.

Notes on using the AUDIT questionnaire
These ten questions are about your use of alcohol during the past 12 months.

In questions 2 and 3, a unit of alcohol means 10 grams of alcohol.

For example (approximate values):
1 x bottle of 12% wine = 9 units
1 x pint 5% beer = 3 units
1 x can of 5 % beer, lager, cider = 2 units; 4 cans = 9 units
1 x can of 9 % beer, lager, cider = 4 units; 4 cans = 16 units
1 x 75cl bottle of 40% spirits = 30 units

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

2. How many alcohol units do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?

3. How often do you have seven or more units on one occasion?

4. How often during the last year have you found that you were unable to stop drinking once you had started?

5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?

6. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?

9. Have you or someone else been injured as the result of your drinking?

10. Has a relative, friend, or a doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?

An initiative of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW), the Medical Benevolent Association, the AMA Doctors in Training Group, the Resident Medical Officers’ Associations, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Clinical Education and Training Institute and the NSW Employee Assistance Program with funding from the Medical Board of NSW (2009).