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November 3, 2019

NIDA Quick Screen V1.0

Developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Quick Screen V1.0 was designed to assist clinicians screening for drug abuse in adult patients. Based on a patient’s responses to the initial four questions related to the use of alcohol, tobacco products, and prescription and illegal drugs, the clinician can then, if necessary, move on to the remaining eight questions dealing with types of drugs used, frequency, desire to use, effect on the patient’s life, and attempts to stop using drugs. The tool includes a risk level score to help clinicians identify a patient’s level of risk for use of illicit or nonmedical prescription drug use.

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