Alcohol Abuse Screening Tool and Clinical Guidelines for Non-Mental Health Providers
ValueOptions, our Behavioral Health partner, recommends the following screening tools and clinical guidelines for patients with alcohol use disorders.Please see the member's identification card for information regarding the appropriate number to contact for a referral for behavioral health and/or substance abuse treatment services.
Alcohol Use Disorders
Screening Tool: AUDIT
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was developed by the World Health Organization to identify persons whose alcohol consumption has become hazardous or harmful to their health.
Scoring: A total of 8 or higher indicates that an alcohol use disorder is very likely.
Clinical Guidelines: National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: Physicians' Guide to Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems.