The initial component of the SBIRT process is screening, which provides a quick and simple method of identifying client use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Screening tools are research based validated instruments that facilitate standardized and efficient assessment of clients. There are a variety of screening tools available to guide your SBIRT implementation, but the following tools have been identified for use in the SBIRT South Florida initiative.
ASSIST: Developed under the direction of the World Health Organization (WHO), an 8-item tool designed to be culturally neutral and usable across a variety of substances.
CRAFFT: Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under 21 and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents.
S2BI: Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, a frequency tool that triages adolescents into risk categories based on DSM-5 diagnoses for Substance Use Disorders.
Other SBIRT Tool