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Screening Tools

The ASSIST:

  • A 7-question screening tool for alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Adapted from the WHO ASSIST
  • Need to ask about each substance separately
  • Can be self-administered or administered by healthcare professional
  • Printable & online version that can be linked to medical record
  • Recommended by NIDA

ASSIST Screen  

The AUDIT:

  • A 10-question screening tool
  • Can be self-administered or administered by healthcare professional
  • Takes about 5 minutes
  • Recommended by WHO and NIAAA

AUDIT Screen  

The DAST:

  • Stands for The Drug Abuse Screening Test
  • 28-item self-report screen
  • A sensitive screening instrument for the abuse of drugs other than alcohol

DAST Screen  

CAGE & T-ACE:

  • 4 item self report screen
  • Used for the detection of alcoholism and/or risky alcohol use

CAGE Screen  

CRAFFT (for adolescents):

  • Six question Screening tool for use with adolescents under the age of 21
  • Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents

 CRAFFT Screen