Module 2: Screening for Substance Misuse


Module 2 describes how to screen for substance use disorders and high risk substance use in health care & social services settings.

Objectives: Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the necessary features of proper screening
  • Describe the main features of the ASSIST/ ASSIST-FC and how to use this screening test in health care settings
  • Properly score the screening test and interpret the results
  • Define standard drink and lower-risk drinking limits

Course Delivery: Online self-paced course, open enrollment

Training Materials

Training Video: Introduction to Screening

After watching Introduction to Screening, proceed with learning about one of the screening tools below.





Knowledge Quiz: To test your comprehension, please complete the 5-question Knowledge Quiz after viewing the Training Videos and studying the accompanying materials. You are required to complete this Knowledge Quiz if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are completing these Modules for Certificate of Completion
  • You are completing these Modules as a pre-requisite to an in-person, skills-building session conducted by the SBIRT Training Academy