Alcohol and/or drug screening

Innovations

With Support From Collaborative, Primary Care Practices Identify and Address Behavioral Health Issues, Reducing Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, and Depression Symptoms 01/31/13

The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles supports primary care practices in identifying and addressing various behavioral health issues in patients, including drug, alcohol, and...

Multifaceted Program Featuring Guideline, Training, and Incentives Reduces Prescribing of High-Dose Opioid Therapy in Patients With Chronic Pain 05/25/12

Using state guidelines as a framework, Group Health implemented a multifaceted program in its integrated group practice to promote appropriate prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy for...

Health System Offers Routine Tests Without Need for Physician Order, Enhancing Access for Small but Growing Number of Satisfied Patients 05/04/12

Since 2005, through a program known as SelfTest, Sentara Healthcare Consolidated Laboratories has allowed patients to request up to 20 routine blood tests without a physician order,...

QualityTools

Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices 08/11/15

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...

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Trauma Patients 03/19/08

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.

Screening and Assessment for Family Engagement, Retention, and Recovery (SAFERR) Guidebook 03/19/08

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.

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Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide, 2005 Edition 12/17/07

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...

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Publications: Screening Tests 12/17/07

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...

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