ASSIST – Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test

The ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test) is an 8-item questionnaire designed to be administered by a health worker to a client using paper and pencil, and takes about 5-10 minutes to administer. The ASSIST provides information about the substances people have ever used in their lifetime; those used in the past three months; problems related to substance use; risk of current or future harm; dependence; and injecting drug use. The ASSIST was designed to be culturally neutral and usable across a variety of cultures.

World Health Organization, 1997

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: Free

Additional Info:


Alcohol/Drug Services Tobacco Cessation

Perinatal Periods:

Parenting Postpartum Pre-/Inter-conception Prenatal

Resource types:

Screening Tools and Protocols

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