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Screening Tool: Alcohol Use Problems (in Women)

Are you a woman? This survey is designed for adult females (i.e. women) to see if you might be having problems with alcohol. If you are male, please see the version of this questionnaire for males.


This questionnaire is the 3-item AUDIT-C. It was designed to help identify persons who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence), and is a shortened version of the 10-item AUDIT. 


Note the following which shows what is a usual, standard drink of alcohol: 


1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
2. How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day?
3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?

For more information about this screening tool:

Bush K, Kivlahan DR, McDonell MB, Fihn SD, Bradley KA. 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. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Sep 14;158(16):1789-95. 
Bradley KA, Bush KR, Epler AJ, et al. Two brief alcohol-screening tests From the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient population. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(7):821-9.
Saunders JB, Aasland OG, Babor TF, De la fuente JR, Grant M. Development of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): WHO Collaborative Project on Early Detection of Persons with Harmful Alcohol Consumption--II. Addiction. 1993;88(6):791-804.


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