Screening Tools

Drug & Alcohol Screening Tools

AUDIT, DUDIT & CUDIT are evidence-based, W.H.O approved screening tools to ascertain the level of drug or alcohol a person might be using. If you’re concerned about your drug or alcohol use, try the test. Generic services that are not drug specific e.g. A&E, hospitals, social workers, probation may use these tests to see if a person they are working with needs support with their drug or alcohol use. If the person requires further support with drug and alcohol issues they will be referred onto a drug or alcohol service. AUDIT & DUDIT are also the screening tools used as part of the Irish national SAOR model of Screening and Brief Intervention.

AUDIT Screening Tool for Alcohol useglobe


DUDIT Screening Tool for Drug use


CUDIT Screening Tool for Cannabis use



AUDIT: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Guidelines for Use in Primary Care, S e c o n d Edition, World Health Organization   Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence

DUDIT: Drug Use Disorder Identification Test: Appendix 3 in Berman, Bergman, Palmstierna & Schlyter (2003) DUDIT (Drug Use Disorders Identification Test) Manual Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet Correspondence: Anne H. Berman,

CUDIT: Adamson S, Kay-Lambkin F, Baker A, et al. An improved brief measure of cannabis misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test – Revised (CUDIT-R). Drug Alcohol Depend 2010: (In Press).