Assessment and Evaluation Resource Center
Treatment Research Institute (2014)
Provides links to some of the most widely utilized substance use and addiction assessments, including the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Services Review, and the Risk and Needs Triage.
Assessment of Drug & Alcohol Abuse
LA County Department of Children Family Services
Provides child welfare workers with an overview on how to assess for drug and alcohol abuse and provides instructions on observing, gathering, and assessing evidence to support the emergency response investigation.
Chart of Evidence-Based Screening Tools for Adults and Adolescents
National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015)
Presents a table of free, evidence-based screening tools including several that assess alcohol use and/or drug use in adults.
Identifying Substance Use as a Risk Factor in Child Welfare Cases and Understanding How to Respond [Video]
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (2015)
Provides practice principles to guide screening and assessment protocols in working with child welfare involved families who are affected by substance use disorders. This webinar provides information on a six-item screening tool designed to provide a simple and quick means of identifying risk for abuse and dependency for alcohol and other drugs named UNICOPE including a brief background on its development and its efficacy in identifying individuals who are in need of a clinical substance use assessment.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationProvides access to approach the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.
Substance Use Screening and Assessment Instruments Database
University of Washington and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (2015)
Assists clinicians and researchers to find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders
Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women: Quick Guide for Administrators Based on TIP 51 (PDF - 6,850 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2013)
Offers a quick guide that accompanies the treatment improvement guidelines set forth in "Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women," number 51 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series. It summarizes the how-to information pertinent to behavioral health program administrators, focusing on program development, procedures, and policies in addressing substance use disorders among women in behavioral health settings.
So How Do You Know They Are Ready? Key Considerations for Assessing Families in Recovery for Reunification (PDF - 6,590 KB)
Children and Family Futures (2014)
Explores the impact of parental substance use on the parent-child relationship and the essential service components needed to address these issues.