The three screening instruments provide interesting alternatives to pen
and paper tests. They are brief (5-15 minutes) and give almost immediate feedback
The Drug and Alcohol Problem Screening System (USA) is currently
being trialed. It includes a useful format of printable information which can be
added to client notes.
Do not use client's surname or give client ID number.
The instrument from the Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust provides a simple, 15 item
alcohol dependency screening instrument.
Thepsychiatric assessment only has a small substance use section.