Drug & Alcohol Screening Tools For Work With Young People
The Somerset Drug and Alcohol Screening Tool is a short and simple process that can be used by any staff that are not drug and alcohol specialists.
The screening is made up of 3 sections:
- Pre-screen questions to help you decide if you need to do more.
- Risk and protective factors checklist – you don’t need to complete this with the young person. It is a checklist to help you as the worker understand what in the young persons life are risk factors and what are protective factors.
- Screening tool – short series of questions with a scoring system plus a guide to what to do as a result of the total score.
There are also two additional tools to use: AUDIT– C and CRAFFT.