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Matrix of Evidence-Based Screening Tools for Adults and Adolescents

Revised October 2014

Choose evidence-based screening tools and resource materials

The table below includes examples of trusted screening tools that are easy to use and available at no charge.

Screening Tool Substance type Patient age How tool is administered
Alcohol Drugs Adults Adolescents Self-
administered
Clinician-
administered
Prescreen
NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool: Quick Screen X X X See APA Adapted NM ASSIST tools See APA Adapted NM ASSIST tools X
CRAFFT (Part A) X X   X X X
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-C (AUDIT-C (PDF, 41KB)) X   X   X X
Opioid Risk Tool (PDF, 168KB)   X X   X  
Full Screens
NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool X X X     X
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT (PDF, 233KB)) X   X     X
CAGE-AID (PDF, 659KB) X X X     X
CAGE (PDF, 659KB) X   X     X
Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST-10 (PDF, 168KB))   X X   X X
CRAFFT X X   X X X
DAST-20: Adolescent version (PDF 1.2MB)   X   X X X

Assessment Tools

pages from Pain assessment tool and Patient Health Quesionnaire

Drug Testing Guidelines

This page was last updated October 2014