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Humeniuk, Rachel and Dennington, V and Ali, R (2008) The effectiveness of a brief intervention for illicit drugs linked to the alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test (ASSIST) in primary health care settings: a technical report of phase iii findings of the WHO ASSIST randomized controlled trial. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) was developed under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO) by an international group of specialist addiction researchers and clinicians in response to the overwhelming public health burden associated with problematic substance use worldwide. The ASSIST was designed to screen for problem or risky use of tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), sedatives, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids and ‘other drugs’. A risk score is obtained for each substance and falls into either a ‘low’, ‘moderate’ or ‘high’ risk category which determines the type of intervention (‘none’, ‘brief intervention’, ‘brief intervention plus referral’).

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances, Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Drug therapy, Treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method, Screening / Assessment
Date
2008
Publisher
World Health Organization
Place of Publication
Geneva
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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