Resources available through this program:

  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
    The 10-question Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) specifically for primary care settings as a screen for detecting at-risk or hazardous drinking. A shorter version of the AUDIT also is used in primary care and consists of the first 3 questions of the AUDIT. Note: The AUDIT manual from WHO suggests adjusting Question 3 based on the size of the standard drink in the country where it will be used. The U.S. standard drink is now 14 grams, therefore many clinicians are now using 4 drinks rather than 6 drinks in Question 3; alternatively, have the patient refer to a diagram showing the standard drink size.
    AUDIT Questionnaire
  • CAGE
    CAGE Questionnaire
    CAGE-AID Questionnaire
  • Commentary: DSM-5 New Addiction Terminology, Same Disease
    Brief critique and explanation of the changes in terminology and classification for substance use disorder as described in DSM-5. The author highlights the impact of the changes in vocabulary as well as the potential fallacies created by them.
  • DAST
    DAST Questionnaire
  • DAST 10 Drug Use Questionnaire
    DAST 10 Drug Use Questionnaire
  • DAST: Drug Abuse Screening Test
    Self-report questionnaire used for screening patients for drug abuse and dependency.
  • Helping Smokers Quit - A Guide for Clinicians
    A website that explains the 5 A's for tobacco cessation.
  • NIAAA Clinician's Guide: Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much
    This Guide is written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.
  • NIDA Quick Screen - Online
    The NIDA quick screen is an online screening tool for substance abuse filled out by the patient. Based on the patient's responses, it generates a substance involvement score that suggests the level of intervention needed. This is the short, online version of the longer screening tool, the NIDA Modified ASSIST.
  • NM ASSIST Screening Tool
    The NM ASSIST (NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test) clinicians through a short series of screening questions and, based on the patient's responses, generates a substance involvement score that suggests the level of intervention needed.
  • SAMHSA Substance Use Disorders
    SAMHSA's breakdown on changes to substance-related addictive disorder diagnoses introduced by DSM-5.
  • SBIRT Readiness Ruler
    This pocket-sized card assists clinicians with performing brief interventions.
  • State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
    Question and answer page on prescription drug monitoring programs and link to information on each state's program.
  • Tobacco Use Assessment Form
    Tobacco Use Assessment Form