Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders (TIP 31)

Appendix B - Instrument Summaries

About the Course:

This TIP, Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders, presents information on identifying, screening, and assessing adolescents who use substances. It focuses on the most current procedures and instruments for detecting substance abuse among adolescents, conducting comprehensive assessments, and beginning treatment planning. This course presents summaries of screening and assessment instruments. This course covers Appendix B only.


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About the Author:

Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 31 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adolescent substance abuse screening instruments. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss screening Instruments for substance-using adolescents.

  2. Identify comprehensive assessment instruments for adolescents who use substances.

  3. List adolescent measurement instruments for general functioning domains.

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