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Substance Use Disorder Toolkit

Approximately 22% of all patients who present in healthcare settings have a substance use condition, such as alcohol, opioid, or other drug abuse or dependence. Consequently, medical settings are important places to identify individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUD), engage them in treatment and begin providing them services. (Urada et al, 2012).

The following tools and practice guidelines are provided to assist in the identification of Substance Use Disorders in the United States.

Screening Tools

Alcohol Youth Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Practitioner’s Guide CRAFFT Screening Tool for Adolescent Substance Abuse Short Michigan Alcoholism Test Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) The Cage and Cage-Aid Questionnaires
Other Drugs Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substance Use Tool (TAPS) Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) NIDA Quick Screen
Additional screening tools >

Provider Resources

Alcohol Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: Practitioner Guide Preventing Older Adult Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse/Abuse Screening and Brief Interventions Implementing Care for Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Medical Settings, An Extension of SBIRT SBIRT Training Presentation
Other Drugs Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings National Institute on Drug Abuse: Medical & Health Professionals General Guidelines for Substance Use Screening and Early Intervention in Medical Practice
Additional educational articles >

Patient Resources

Health Resource Library
You can help members access the resources they need by calling our Care Management Services or instructing them to call the number on the back of their insurance card.


Screening Tools
PCP Consult Line
Care Management Services
Coordination of Care
Mental Health Awareness Materials
Behavioral Health Integration


Suicide Prevention
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Use Disorder
Pain Management