Clinician resources

Screening Resources

The first component of the SBIRT process is screening, which provides a quick and simple method of identifying patients who use substances at at-risk levels, as well as those who are already experiencing substance use-related issues.

  • Brief Screen - The pre-screening form should be administered to all adult patients. It rules out patients who are at low or no-risk using one pre-screening question for alcohol and one pre-screening question for drugs.
  • AUDIT - The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and brief assessment. It can help identify excessive drinking as the cause of a presenting illness. It also provides a framework for intervention to help drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption and thereby avoid the harmful consequences of their drinking. Side one contains the screening questions and side two contains instructions on scoring and interpreting the AUDIT.
  • DAST - The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) should be administered to adult patients who screen positive on the pre-screening for drug use. Side one contains the screening questions and side two contains instructions on scoring and interpreting the DAST.
  • CRAFFT 2.1 and CRAFFT 2.1+N - The CRAFFT is an efficient and effective health screening tool designed to identify substance use, substance-related riding/driving risk, and substance use disorder among youth ages 12-21. This version includes evidence-based revisions to increase the sensitivity and specificity of the tool and includes vaping as a method of administration for marijuana use. The CRAFFT 2.1+N contains additional questions about tobacco and nicotine use.
  • Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum - The SBIRT team at the University of Chicago has recently developed a SBIRT training curriculum for providers who work with adolescents in various settings, such as juvenile justice, primary and pediatric care offices, school settings and family behavioral health clinics. The curriculum contains five comprehensive modules covering the core elements of SBIRT, as well as how to screen adolescents for co-occurring mental health risks. 
  • NIAAA Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide - This screening tool is intended for use with patients ages 9 to 18 and screens only for alcohol use.
  • For additional Screening tools in the following languages - English, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese visit the Oregon Health and Sceince University website



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