The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is one of the most accurate alcohol screen tests available. The test, consisting of 10 multiple choice questions, identifies the preliminary signs of hazardous drinking and mild dependence.

Read more about AUDIT here.


The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) consists of 10 yes or no questions. The test takes approximately 5 minutes to administer and may be given in either a self-report or interview format.


The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) can be used to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings.

The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research Screening Tool (CRAFFT)
is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with children under the age of 21. It consists of a series of 6 questions developed to screen adolescents for high risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously.

Electronic Tools for Use in the Continuum of Care for Patients With Addiction

Brief Opioid Overdose Knowledge (BOOK): A Questionnaire to Assess Overdose Knowledge in Individuals Who Use Illicit or Prescribed Opioids

NIH Alcohol Treatment Navigator


Brief Treatment Guidelines

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide

Guidelines for CARE
will provide a picture of what it means to be equipped to meet the needs of an individual or family with a military background or affiliation.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alchohol Use Disorder Guide

Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder Guide

Behavioral Health Barometer, 2015 - The third edition of the Behavioral Health Barometer: United States provides a snapshot of behavioral health in the United States. 

Advisory:  Sublingual and Transmucosal Buprenorphine for Opiod Use Disorder 

SBIRT Implementation Toolkit for the Emergency Department Setting - This manual is designed to provide emergency department (ED) practitioners with the knowledge and skills to perform alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). 

THC and CBD - High CBD content reduces the potency of the THC in cannabis.

Brief Training Increases Pediatricians’ Use of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Interventions

Hospital SBIRT: The Reasons - Are you trying to make the case for the use of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in a hospital setting? Maybe we can help.

SBIRT Colorado Resources 

The Opiod Use Disorder App 

Adolescent SBIRT
Field Instructor and Preceptor Program

What is Addiction? 

Maricopa County Opioid Resource Center 

Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions - 2017 Annual Report


Given the time and personnel challenges in most healthcare settings, workflow, the process by which clients interact with healthcare personnel to obtain services is critical. To implement SBIRT into any healthcare setting successfully, providers need guidelines detailing how the workflow should look.

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions provides tools, including workflow charts and diagrams, needed to implement SBIRT in various settings and for various health problems.

You can also obtain information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) booklets: