Revised July 2018
Chart of Evidence-Based Screening & Assessment Tools for Adults and Adolescents
Screening and Assessment Tools Chart - Provides validated tools to guide screening, evaluation, and referral to treatment of patients with a substance use disorder. Listed on this chart are several NIDA products including the following:
- Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use (TAPS) - Clinician's combine screening component followed by a brief assessment for those who screen positive.
- Screening Tools for Adolescent Use - Clinician's screening tools to assess substance use disorder risk among adolescents 12-17 years old.
- NIDA-Modified ASSIST (NM ASSIST) - Clinician's screening tool for drug use in general medical settings.
Additional Resources to Supplement NIDA-Modified ASSIST (NM ASSIST)
Clinician's Resource Guide
This guide supplements the NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool by providing more detailed instructions to clinicians on how to use the tool, discuss screening results, offer brief interventions, and make necessary referrals. It also includes information on conducting biological specimen screening and locating substance abuse treatment facilities.
Quick Reference Guide
This guide provides an abbreviated version of NIDA’s Drug Use Screening tool and instructions on its use.
API documentation for integrating screening tools into your website, application, electronic health record (EHRs), or other healthcare systems.
Additional Resources for Clinicians
From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research (AHRQ):