Screening Tools

Below are screening tools related to alcohol and other substance use for various populations.


The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool developed by the World Health Organization to assess alcohol consumption, behaviors, and related diseases. The purpose of the USAUDIT is to identify individuals with risky patterns of alcohol consumption or an alcohol use disorder. For more information click here.

Brief Screen

This tool was used to accurately identify alcohol and drug use (illicit drug use and nonmedical use of prescription drugs) among patients in a primary care setting. For more information about how this instrument was validated click here. To view the instrument click here.


A short clinical assessment tool developed by John R Knight, MD and colleagues at the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) at Boston Children's Hospital. This instrument is targeting adolescents for substance-use related problems and risks. This tool can be either self-report or administered by the clinician. For more information click here.


An alcohol, smoking, and substance involvement screening test, developed by the Word Health Organization (WHO) as a simple tool for the identification risky use of tobacco, alcohol, and psychoactive substances. This questionnaire covers a variety of substances such as tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine ... etc. For more information click here.