The AUDIT is a simple and effective method of screening for unhealthy alcohol use, defined as risky or hazardous consumption or any alcohol use disorder.
Created by Dr. John B. Saunders and colleagues as part of a World Health Organization collaborative project. As a WHO-approved instrument, the AUDIT is in the public domain.
Self-report scales are for screening purposes only, and must be interpreted by a qualified health professional in conjunction with clinical assessment. They cannot be used alone for diagnostic or treatment purposes.