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Screening Resources

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide, Updated 2005 EditionGuide written for primary care and mental health clinicians. Developed by NIAAA, a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.

Assessing Alcohol Problems:  A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers Second Edition, Revised 2003, NIH Publication No. 03–3745 - Guide begins with a general overview summarizing salient features of formal alcoholism assessment. Fundamental psychometric, methodological, and applied issues and suggested directions for future research are addressed.

Quick–Reference Instrument Guide for Assessing Alcohol Problems:  A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers Second Edition, Revised 2003, NIH Publication No. 03–3745 – Guide has an overview followed by a quick-reference instrument. By providing at-a-glance comparisons of instrument usage, this table may assist researchers and clinicians in identifying instruments and in comparing measures appropriate for use within each domain of treatment assessment.

SBIRT Alcohol Screening Toolkit
This toolkit, created by Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is designed to provide the resources to engage with other professionals in the field of injury prevention, trauma, social services, and others to address alcohol-related morbidity and mortality in the patient population.


Additional Online Screening Resources

Animated Slideshow: Using the NIAAA Clinician's Guide, Updated 2005 Edition

NIAAA Alcohol Alert: Screening for Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems
Number 65, April 2005

NIAAA Alcohol Alert:  Screening for Alcohol Problems- An Update Number 56, April 2002

Screening and Brief Intervention Part I – An Overview, Alcohol Research and Health
Volume 28, Number 1, 2004/2005

Screening and Brief Intervention Part II – A Focus on Specific Settings, Alcohol Research and Health, Volume 28, Number 2, 2004/2005

 

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