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Alcoholism Screening

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Alcoholism Screening, Alcohol Abuse Screening, Alcohol Dependence Screening, Substance Abuse Screening

  1. USPTF recommended screening tools (validated)
    1. Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
      1. http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/AUDIT_screener_for_alcohol.pdf
      2. Ten question paper-based survey
      3. Greatest accuracy among screening tools
    2. AUDIT-C
      1. http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/tool_auditc.pdf
      2. Abbreviated 3 question scale
    3. Single question screen (positive if answer given: "one or more")
      1. How many times in the past year have you had X or more drinks per day?
      2. Where X is 5 for men under age 65 years, and 4 for women and men over age 65 years
  2. Other screening tools
    1. See CAGE Questions
    2. See NIAAA Quantity and Frequency Questionnaire
    3. Brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (BMAST)
      1. Ten question survey
    4. TWEAK Survey (really TWEAC)
      1. Tolerance
      2. Worry about drinking
      3. Eye-Openers
      4. Amnesia
      5. Cut down on Alcohol use