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AUDIT : [publication] : the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test : guidelines for use in primary care /

by Babor, Thomas F [edt]; World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva : WHO, 2001Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 41 p. : ill.SAPHIR theme(s): AddictionsMeSH subject(s): Alcoholism | Primary Health Care | Substance Abuse Detection | Questionnaires | Alcoholism -- diagnosis | Substance Abuse Detection -- methods | GuidelinePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographOnline resources: Date de consultation : 25.01.2008 Summary: This manual introduces the AUDIT, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, and describes how to use it to identify persons with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption. The AUDIT was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and to assist in brief assessment. It can help in identifying excessive drinking as the cause of the presenting illness. It also provides a framework for intervention to help hazardous and harmful drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption and thereby avoid the harmful consequences of their drinking. With the growing use of alcohol screening and the international popularity of the AUDIT, there was a need to revise the manual to take into account advances in research and clinical experience. This manual is written primarily for health care practitioners, but other professionals who encounter persons with alcohol-related problems may also find it useful. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a companion document that provides complementary information about early intervention procedures, entitled "Brief Intervention for Hazardous and Harmful Drinking: A Manual for Use in Primary Care". Together these manuals describe a comprehensive approach to screening and brief intervention for alcohol-related problems in primary health care. [Editor]
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This manual introduces the AUDIT, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, and describes how to use it to identify persons with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption. The AUDIT was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and to assist in brief assessment. It can help in identifying excessive drinking as the cause of the presenting illness. It also provides a framework for intervention to help hazardous and harmful drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption and thereby avoid the harmful consequences of their drinking. With the growing use of alcohol screening and the international popularity of the AUDIT, there was a need to revise the manual to take into account advances in research and clinical experience. This manual is written primarily for health care practitioners, but other professionals who encounter persons with alcohol-related problems may also find it useful. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a companion document that provides complementary information about early intervention procedures, entitled "Brief Intervention for Hazardous and Harmful Drinking: A Manual for Use in Primary Care". Together these manuals describe a comprehensive approach to screening and brief intervention for alcohol-related problems in primary health care. [Editor]