The first components of the SBIRT process is screening, which provides a quick and simple method of identifying patients who use substances at a risk levels, as well as those who are already experiencing substance use-related issues.
The pre-screening forms should be administered to all adult patients. It rules out patients who are at low or no-risk using one pre-screening question for alcohol and one pre-screening question for drugs.
The Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students(BASICS) will be administered to students who screen positive on pre-screening for alcohol use. Side one contains the screening questions and side two contains instructions on scoring and interpreting the BASICS.
The Cannabis Abuse Screening & Intervention for College Students (CASICS) will be administered to students who screen positive on the prescreening for drug use. Side one contains the screening questions and side two contains instructions on scoring and interpreting the CASICS.
The CRAFFT screening tool is used to identify substance use and associated behaviors in youth and adolescents. This screening is reliable and valid, and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on substance Abuse.
NIAAA Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention. ‘A Practitioner’s Guide’
This Screening tool is intended for use with patients ages 9 to 18 and screens only for alcohol use.