Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medications, and Substance Use/Misuse Brief screen/assessment tool (TAPS Tool)
This study seeks the validation of a clinically useful brief screening and assessment instrument to identify patients with problematic substance use or a SUD to facilitate brief interventions and referrals to appropriate treatment. Specifically, this study’s aims to 1) develop a two-stage brief screening and assessment instrument to detect unhealthy use of tobacco, alcohol, prescription, and illicit drugs among primary care patients; 2) examine the validity of this 2-stage instrument by comparing it to reference standard measures for substance use, problematic use, and substance use disorders; and 3) determine the feasibility of a self-administered 2-stage tool and an interviewer-administered 2-stage tool in US General Medical Settings.
Participating Nodes and Community Treatment Programs
Mid-Atlantic Node (Lead Node)
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