Since the AUDIT was first published in 1989, the test has fulfilled many of the expectations that inspired its development.
Its reliability and validity have been established in research conducted in a variety of settings and in many different nations. It is considered to be a highly suitable screening instrument for the whole range of unhealthy alcohol use in primary care and other healthcare settings.
AUDIT has been used in primary care research and in epidemiological studies for the estimation of prevalence in the general population as well as specific institutional groups (e.g., hospital patients, primary care patients).
See: Drink-Less Program, Validation in Different Populations, Comparison with Other Instruments