Screening & Assessment

SBIRT Primary Care (Website)

Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. A site with video demonstrations of SBIRT, practice management tools and clinic workflow. 

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Alcohol (Training Modules)

SECSAT (Southeastern Consortium for Substance Abuse Training). SECSAT produced a series of videos addressing  various scenarios and stages of alcohol brief interventions, brief interventions for drug use, pain management interviews, and nurse pre-screens.

Brief Intervention for Problem Drug Use in Safety-Net Primary Care Settings - A Randomized Clinical Trial (Article)

The Journal of the American Medical Association. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a brief intervention using motivational interviewing would reduce problem drug use in safety-net primary care patients and increase admission to specialist substance abuse treatment compared with enhanced care as usual.

Screening and Brief Intervention for Drug Use in Primary Care - The ASPIRE Randomized Clinical Trial (Article)

The Journal of the American Medical Association. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of 2 brief counseling interventions for unhealthy drug use (any illicit drug use or prescription drug misuse)—a brief negotiated interview (BNI) and an adaptation of motivational interviewing (MOTIV)—compared with no brief intervention.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): Guidelines for Use in Primary Care (Manual, 41 pages, WHO 2001 2nd Edition)

World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence. The AUDIT was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and to assist in brief assessment. 

NIAAA Clinician's Guide Online Training: Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much(Videos: 4 Total, 10 min each)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A program offering four interactive, 10-minute video cases featuring patients with varying levels of severity and readiness to change. 

Validity of the CRAFFT Substance Abuse Screening Test Among Adolescent Clinic Patients (Article, JAMA Pediatrics 2002, Vol 156, No. 6)

John R. Knight, MD; Lon Sherritt, MPH; Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH; Sion Kim Harris, PhD; Grace Chang, MD, MPH. A criterion standard validation study to determine the accuracy of the CRAFFT in screening adolescents for substance-related problems and disorders.

A Single-Question Screening Test for Drug Use in Primary Care (Article, JAMA Internal medicine 2010, Vol 170, No. 13)

Peter C. Smith, MD, MSc; Susan M. Schmidt, BA; Donald Allensworth-Davies, MSc; Richard Saitz, MD, MPH. A study to determine the accuracy of using a single screening question to identify drug use in primary care patients. 

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide(Manual, 47 pages)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). A simple, quick, empirically derived tool for identifying youth ages 9-18 year at risk for alcohol-related problems. Produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.