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February 4, 2022

Screening for Substance Use Disorders in Jails

This article introduces administrative, clinical, and nonclinical jail staff to substance use disorder (SUD) screening instruments and their use in jail settings.

Topics include:

  • Why Screen for Substance Use Disorders in Jails?
  • When Should a Person Be Screened for SUDs?
  • What Are the Challenges to Screening in Jails?
  • What Is a Screening Tool?
  • What Makes a Good Screening Tool?
  • What Screening Tools Are Commonly Used in Jails?
  • Where Can I Find More Information?


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