Screening and assessment tools for drug and alcohol use
Here you will find a comprehensive list of screening tools for substance misuse and related disorders.
Alcohol Screening Tools
Used to assess whether or not there is a problem with alcohol dependence.
Used where alcohol dependence has been identified, to measure the severity of dependence.
Used to assess the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Drug Screening Tools
Used to assess drug use, not including alcohol or tobacco use, in the past 12 months.
Used by clinicians to rate common signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal and monitor these symptoms over time.
Used to allow patients to be involved in assessing their withdrawal symptoms.
Used to objectively measure of the severity of opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Used where the person has solely had an amphetamine use problem.
Used to measure the severity of benzodiazepine withdrawal.
Used as a brief measure of cannabis use.
Screening tools for Young People
Used by a trained clinician as a brief interview with an adolescent patient.
Used to screen the severity of drug use problems in adolescents.
Other useful screening tools
Used for patients to self complete, to measure alcohol and opiate dependence.
Used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalised anxiety disorder.
Used for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression.
Used as a brief, quantitative measure of cognitive status in adults.
Used to assess the intensity of physical addiction to nicotine.
Used as a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person.