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Alex's NIDA Modified Assist Screening Results

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Alex's NIDA Modified Assist Screening Results

Alex's NIDA Modified Assist Screening Results- For case Alex in Screening and Assessment

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NIDA created a "clinician's screening tool for drug use in general medical settings"
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This website matches primary care physicians with substance abuse specialists to help answer questions and assist with patients who may have substance use problems.
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The NIAAA's pocket guide on how to screen for heavy drinking
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The USPSTF recommendation on behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse in primary care patients.
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US Pretentive Services Task Force
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A brief interventions manual for use by primary care physicians. Details the "FRAMES" method.
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Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence
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Issues involved in applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange
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The MAST-G (Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-Geriatric Version) varies from the MAST in that the questions highlight the special employment and social situations of someone who is retired and how that can relate to alcohol abuse. The tool consists of 24 questions.
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The TWEAK screening test consists of five questions designed to screen pregnant women for harmful drinking habits. The tool consists of questions from the CAGE as well as the MAST, regarding tolerance and amnesia.
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MAST-G

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The MAST-G (Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-Geriatric Version) varies from the MAST in that the questions highlight the special employment and social situations of someone who is retired and how that can relate to alcohol abuse. The tool consists of 24 questions.

Sensitivity and Specificity

According to one study, the MAST-G has a sensitivity of 93% and a specificity of 65% (Joseph et al, 1995)

Scoring

A score of 5 or more "yes" responses is indicative of a potential alcohol problem and suggests the need for further assessment.

The MAST-G

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