Guidance

Alcohol use screening tests

The alcohol use screening tests can be used by health professionals as a tool to assess a service users level of risk to alcohol harm.

Documents

Alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT)

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Alcohol use disorders identification test for primary care (AUDIT PC)

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Alcohol use disorders identification test for consumption (AUDIT C)

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Fast alcohol use screening test (FAST)

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Single question alcohol use test (M SASQ)

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Details

These 5 alcohol use screening tests help health and social care professionals to assess a service user’s level of risk to alcohol harm.

You can also use this information leaflet with service users to help them understand their level of risk to alcohol harm and give them advice on how to reduce the risk.

We have also created free e-learning courses that help healthcare professionals to identify harmful alcohol use and give brief advice.

Published 1 June 2017