Background: Copyright: References: HIV-Related Outcomes:
August 1, 2017
Substance Use, Surveys/Scales
1023, 1051, 1033, 1014, 944, 1067
Alcohol and drug abuse have direct and indirect effects on the risk for contracting HIV. The sharing of needles during injection drug use is directly associated with the risk for contracting HIV. Indirectly, individuals may be more likely to engage in HIV risk behaviors while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The following is a simple screening instrument for alcohol and other drug abuse (AOD) that was developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The scale can be used to determine if a client has problems with alcohol and drug abuse and to determine if a more detailed assessment needs to be completed. This screening instrument was developed by including items from several other assessments. Citations for each of the items are provided at the end of this document. Face-to-face as well as self-administered versions of this scale are available.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA
Winters, K.C. & Zenilman, J.M. (1994). Simple Screening instruments for Outreach for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Infectious Diseases: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville, MD.