Fifteen different screening tests. A chart with characteristics of each for
easy comparison. Some tests are alcohol specific others cover alcohol and other drugs. Some are designed for self-administration and others for use in clinical interviews. Some are intended for special populations. Each test is accompanied by instructions for scoring, basic references and a link to a current bibliography. A copy of each test is available in pdf format for duplication to use in clinical settings.
DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria Substance Use Disorders
Summary of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic criteria substance use disorders. PDF
The clinical tools below were developed as part of the training programs that were conducted by Project Cork at Dartmouth
Medical School, or that grew out of that initiative.
Substance Use History and Physical Examination
Standardized format forhistory and physical exam when substance
use is known or suspected. Focuses on signs and symptoms indicative
of substance use, incorporates a substance use screening test , and
addresses withdrawal risk. Only available in pdf format. Suitable
for duplication for use in clinical settings. PDF
Diagnostic Worksheet DSM-IV Alcohol Diagnoses
Useful clinical aid. Organizes data from history and clinical
interview to yield a DSM-IV diagnosis. Copy available in pdf format
for duplication and incorporation in clinical settings. PDF
Indicators for Medical Attention
Sets forth situations requiring emergency medical attention and
those requiring medical assessment to prevent serious problems. PDF
Adolescent Interview Guide
Easy-to-use. Anyone working with adolescents, be it health care providers, human
service workers, mental health clinicians, or school guidance personnel.
Includes questions to open the discussion of substance use, a screening
tool (CRAFFT), follow-up questions when screening is positive, and steps
to take when screening is negative. Copy of the Guide in a check list
format is available for duplication to use in clinical settings. PDF
Signs of Possible Adolescent Substance Use
Describes early warning signs for diagnosing possible substance abuse problems in adolescents. Covers topics such as school activities, health and relationships with family and peers. PDF File
Summary Chart Drugs of Abuse
One page chart covering 8 major drug classes: alcohol, tobacco, cannabis,
stimulants, opiates, sedatives, hallucinogens, and inhalants.
Identifies acute effects, desired effects, chronic effects, signs of
verdose, as well as likelihood of psychological and physical dependence,
brand names for prescription drugs, and street names for illicit drugs.