5 minute drinking AUDIT

Assess if your drinking habits are putting you at risk.

Risk Assessment Tool

Assess your current level of drinking by completing this short risk assessment.


The risk assessment tool is a simple and validated assessment tool to assist you in identifying if you could benefit from changing your current drinking patterns.

By completing the questions you will be able to assess whether your drinking is putting you at risk of alcohol-related harm. Please try and answer the questions as accurately as possible.

On completion of the questions, personalised generated feedback will be provided. Answering the questions accurately will ensure that the feedback provided is relevant to your personal circumstances. Your answers and feedback are private and confidential, and are not stored by this website upon completion.

The feedback you receive will help you recognise if you need to change your drinking patterns and provide you with further information and support service options to achieve this.


Thomas F. Babor, John C. Higgins-Biddle, John B. Saunders, and Maristela G. Monteiro (2001) AUDIT: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Guidelines for Use in Primary Care. Second Edition.

Assess if your drinking habits are putting you at risk.

There are 10 questions in this assessment which will take 2-3 minutes to complete. Please answer each and every question (all questions require an answer) as honestly as possible.

Before you start, can you tell us a bit about yourself.

Are you an Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander?

Where do you live
Are you currently attending a university in the ACT? If so, where?

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?

How often do you have six or more standard drinks on one occasion?

How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?

How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?

How often during the last year have you needed a drink first thing in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?

Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?

Has a relative, friend, doctor or other healthcare worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?