Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT)


Barriers Identified
Alcohol Use and Problems

Number and Types of Questions
Eight scaled questions, two 'yes' or 'no' questions. There are three questions on the amount and frequency of drinking, three questions on alcohol dependence, and four on problems caused by alcohol

Target Population
Not specifically designed for use with TANF recipients. Appropriate for use with primary care, emergency room, surgery, and psychiatric patients; DWI offenders, criminals in court, jail, and prison; enlisted men in the Armed Forces; and workers encountered in employee assistance programs and industrial settings.

Methodological Information
Reliability studies conducted test-retest, internal consistency. Measures of validity derived content, criterion (predictive, concurrent, postdictive), and construct. 4

AUDIT is a self-report paper and pencil or interview tool. Time required to complete is two minutes. Training is required for administration. The AUDIT is available in Japanese, Romanian, and Norwegian. Time required for scoring is one minute.

Free with $75.00 training fee

Source or Publisher
Program on Substance Abuse
World Health Organization
211 Geneva, Switzerland

Thomas F. Babor
Alcohol Research Center
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT 06030-1410

State(s) Believed to be Using
North Carolina

4  Saunders, J.B., O.G. Aasland, T.F. Babor, J.R. de la Puente, and M. Grant. Development of the Alcohol Use Disorders Screening Test (AUDIT). WHO Collaborative Project on Early Detection of Persons with Harmful Alcohol Consumption, part II. Addiction 88791-804, 1993.

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