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Chart of Evidence-Based Screening Tools for Adults and Adolescents

Revised September 2017

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, 30KB) X X X     X
CAGE (PDF, 14KB) X   X     X
Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST-10 (PDF, 168KB))   X X   X X
CRAFFT X X   X X X

The table below includes trusted screening tools with associated fees.

Screening Tool Substance type Patient age How tool is administered
Alcohol Drugs Adults Adolescents Self-
administered
Clinician-
administered
Full Screen
DAST-20: Adolescent version (PDF 1.2MB)   X   X X X

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