Adolescent SBIRT

Helping social workers and nurses prevent adolescent substance use


Screening Tools and Examples

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use
Spanish (Spain) Español 2.02.1, 2.1+N HONC

Spanish (LatAm) Español HONC


(Clinician Interview)

Spanish (Spain) Español 2.02.1+N HONC

Spanish (LatAm) Español HONC

AUDIT-C and AUDIT for Adolescents and Young Adults
USAUDIT - The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, Adapted for Use in the United States: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners

AUDIT Screening Tool



World Health Organization

Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth


NIDA Chart of Evidence-Based Screening Tools and Assessments for Adults and Adolescents
NIAAA 3 Question Screen


World Health Organization


Screening & Assessment of Cannabis Use Disorders

by Susan Stoner, PhD

The Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test - Revised (CUDIT-R)


BSTAD - Brief Screener for Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs

S2BI - Screening to Brief Intervention
COWS - Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale

DAST (multiple versions)


DAST 10-Item (Spanish)

LEVEL 2 Substance Use (Child Age 11–17) - Adapted from the NIDA-Modified ASSIST

NIDA Quick Screen

Depression, Suicide, and Anxiety
PHQ-A Severity Measure for Depression—Child Age 11–17 (adapted from PHQ-9 modified for Adolescents [PHQ-A]).  Depression pre-screen PHQ-2A (items 1-2). Depression and suicide pre-screen PHQ3A (items 1-2 and 9).

Severity Measure for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Child Age 11 to 17

Trauma or Traumatic Stress
Severity of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms—Child Age 11–17 (National Stressful Events Survey PTSD Short Scale [NSESSS])
Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS; age 8-18)