A tool developed by the Addiction Shared Care Program at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, to facilitate a comprehensive alcohol use assessment.
A tool designed to help health care providers assess psychosocial health in pregnancy
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Care (2nd ed.). Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.
Manual: Includes the AUDIT questionnaire and describes how to use it to identify people with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption.
This alcohol screener includes the first three questions of the AUDIT-10.
A 4-item screening questionnaire
A standardized clinical tool that facilitates assessment of alcohol withdrawal.
See: Alcohol withdrawal
A brief, senior-specific screening tool designed to start a gentle, non-threatening conversation about alcohol consumption.
SMAST-G is a version of the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test modified for the geriatric population.
T-ACE is a measurement tool featuring four questions that are significant identifiers of risk drinking (i.e., alcohol intake sufficient to potentially damage the embryo/fetus).
TWEAK is a five-item scale developed originally to screen for risk drinking during pregnancy.
A simple tool designed to facilitate a discussion between care providers and patients about the pros and cons of tobacco and other substance use.
A validated tool for assessing initial dosing of NRT patches.
A tool for tracking ongoing smoking when patients are attempting to reduce or quit smoking. The tool is intended to enhance patients' awareness of their smoking behaviours.
A brief smoking assessment tool developed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association's Clinical Tobacco Intervention program.
Opioid misuse and addiction
The CAGE-AID is a four-item screening tool. It was adapted from the original CAGE, which was designed to detect problem drinking. It asks about lifetime use and is appropriate for use with adults and adolescents (over 16 years old).
An 11-item scale designed to be administered by a clinician. This tool can be used in both inpatient and outpatient settings to reproducibly rate common signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal and monitor these symptoms over time. The summed score for the complete scale can be used to help clinicians determine the stage or severity of opiate withdrawal and assess the level of physical dependence on opioids
A brief, self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain. Patients categorized as high-risk are at increased likelihood of future abusive drug-related behavior. The ORT can be administered and scored in less than 1 minute and has been validated in both male and female patients, but not in non-pain populations.
Forms and checklists
Sample methadone and buprenorphine treatment and take-home dose agreement forms that help pharmacists to communicate with patients.
Pharmacist's checklist for naloxone training
Outlines the topics to be covered when training on take-home naloxone kits. Can also serve as clinical documentation.
A rating scale that quantifies the severity of anxiety symptomatology. It is often used in psychotropic drug evaluation. The HAM-A contains 14 items, each defined by a series of symptoms.
A self-administered screening tool for depression.
A tool to use in primary care settings to measure depression.
A treatment flowchart based on the NICE guidelines