Evidence-Based Screening Tools for Substance Abuse

DrugAbuse.gov has compiled a list of no-cost and easily available screening tools for drug and alcohol abuse. This list is relatively frequently updated (last update was Sept. ’15) and includes direct links to the screening measures, as well as a mark as to whether it is appropriate for adolescents and whether it is self- or practitioner-administered.

These tools include prescreen and full measures:

  • NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool (Prescreen and Full)
  • CRAFFT (Prescreen and Full)
  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) (Prescreen and Full)
  • Opioid Risk Tool (Prescreen)
  • CAGE and CAGE-AID (Adapted to Include Drugs) (Full)
  • Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST-10) (Full)
  • DAST-20: Adolescent version (Full)

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