Alcohol and/or drug screening
This guide provides a process and resources to help primary care practice staff plan and implement an alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) to identify and assist patients who may be drinking too much. Alcohol SBI is a clinical preventive service recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for all adult patients. The guide lays out each of the steps required to plan, implement, and continually improve this preventive service as a routine element of standard practice. It...
This guide will help Level I and Level II hospital trauma centers implement an Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Program. It may also benefit disaster-related substance abuse screening efforts.
Caseworkers can use this tool to screen parents for potential substance use disorders in order to make decisions about children’s safety. It also provides guidance on developing collaborative efforts to improve outcomes for families.
The appendices contain a facilitators guide, fact sheets, examples of screening and assessment tools for substance use disorders, and examples of safety and risk assessments for use by child welfare staff.
This 40-page guide, written for primary care and mental health clinicians, provides information for incorporating alcohol screening and intervention into clinical practice. The guide addresses two methods for screening: a single question (about heavy drinking days) to be used during a clinical interview and a written self-report instrument.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- What’s the same, what’s new in the 2005 update
- Before you begin...
These screening instruments can aid clinicians and others in identifying patients with alcohol problems.
The following screening tools are presented:
- CAGE: Can identify alcohol problems over the lifetime
- T-ACE: Based on the CAGE, this tool is valuable for identifying a range of use, including lifetime use and prenatal use
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): Can detect alcohol problems experienced in the last year
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.
Topics addressed include:
- What does the USPSTF recommend?
- What is alcohol misuse?
- How effective are screening and counseling for alcohol misuse in the primary care setting?
- What are effective screening and counseling interventions?
- How can...
This pocket guide is condensed from Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide, a 30-page guide prepared by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) . It is organized into the following sections, using flowchart or tabular format:
- How to screen for heavy drinking
- How to assess for alcohol use disorders
- How to conduct a brief intervention (for at-risk drinking and for alcohol use disorders)
- What’s a...