screening and diagnosis

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A forum for information and sharing on prescription drug monitoring programs in the different states.
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NASCSA
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A website that explains the 5 A's for tobacco cessation.
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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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 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)

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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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TWEAK

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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.

Sensitivity and Specificity

In one study of 4,743 women who were given the MAST, CAGE, and T-ACE tolerance question, the calculated sensitivity and specificity of the TWEAK were 79% and 83%, respectively (Chang, 2001).

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