screening

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The Clinical Screening Instrument is meant to be used as an adjunct to the AUDIT. The WHO recommends utilizing this instrument as a follow-up to the AUDIT if a clinician suspects that a patient may not be providing accurate answers to the AUDIT. Its use is also recommended in situations in which it may not be appropriate to administer the AUDIT, such as when a patient is clearly intoxicated.
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)

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The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) is a 25-item questionnaire used to screen for alcohol abuse and dependence.

1. Do you enjoy a drink now and then? (Introductory -- no points)

2. Do you feel you are a normal drinker (by normal, we mean do you drink less than or as much as most other people)? (2)

3. Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember a part of the evening? (2)

4. Does your wife, husband, parent, or other relative ever worry or complain about your drinking? (1)

5. Can you stop drinking without a struggle after 1 or 2 drinks? (1)

6. Do you ever feel bad about your drinking? (1)

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This document provides clinicians with information on the available medications prescribed for alcohol dependence, as well as guidance on how to appropriately choose and manage the medication for a particular patient.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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DAST

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DAST Questionnaire

The Drug Abuse Screening Test, or DAST, is composed of 28 questions about prior drug use (including prescription). This test takes about 10 minutes to administer and score. The DAST is used when assessing problems and consequences related to drug misuse in adults and adolescents in a primary care, psychiatric clinics, or impatient facilities.

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This screening tool guides clinicians through a short series of questions and generates a substance involvement based on the patient's responses. A link to the NIDA Quick Screen version is available online on this page as well as a link to the longer, NIDA-Modified ASSIST for printing. The tool also provides links to resources for conducting a brief intervention and treatment referral.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Resources for medical and health professionals on drug abuse and addiction, including general information, treatment and prevention, clinical tools, and a screening tool. Resources for patients are also available, including information in Spanish.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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