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If a person scores high on a pre-screen, a full screen should be conducted. The local access center or help-line can complete the full screen. See our Get Help Now webpage for their contact phone number.
Pre-Screenings for Substance Use Disorders:
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test - Consumption (AUDIT-C). (3 items) Bradley, DeBenedetti, Volk, Williams, Frank, & Kivlahan. (2007). AUDIT-C as a brief screen for alcohol misuse in primary care. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(7), 1208–1217.
- NIAAA Prescreening Question. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). (2005). Helping patients who drink too much: A clinician's guide .
- The One-question Prescreening Tool for Illicit Drug Use. Smith, Schmidt, Allensworth-Davies, & Saitz. (2010). A single-question screening test for drug use in primary care. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(13), p. 1155.
- NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool – Online. (1 to 7 questions, depending on responses) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). (n.d.). NIDAMED: Medical & Health Professionals webpage. Retrieved from www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals.
Screenings for Substance Use Disorders:
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). (10 items)
- Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). (8 items)
- Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST). (28 questions)
- DAST-10. (10 questions)
Pre-Screening for Problem Gambling:
- Lie-Bet Pre-Screening Instrument. (Yes to either signifies red flag)
2. Have you ever felt the need to bet more and more money?
Screenings for Problem Gambling:
- National Opinion Research Center DSM-IV Screen (NODS) for Gambling Problems. (26 to 34 questions, depending on responses) Persons scoring 5 or more are considered to be potentially pathological gamblers and potentially eligible for public support to address their gambling problem.
- Are you a compulsive gambler? (20 questions) Gamblers Anonymous.
- Problem Gambling Screening Tools. (click on Tools, Screening Tools) National Council on Problem Gambling.
For More Information:
Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2013). Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 33. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4741.