Volume A is designed to familiarise professionals providing drug treatment services with two essential tools: Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) for screening in primary care, and Addiction Severity Index (ASI) for assessment of severity of substance use related problems.
Introductory module briefly explains what substance use disorders are, gives an overview of most commonly misused substances and of their impact on human health, as well as presents the key concepts and public health approaches to harmful substance use. This module consists of one workshop which may also be used independently or as an introductory session to other volumes.
Module 1 is is designed to familiarise staff working in drug treatment facilities with the ASSIST, that teach how to identify individuals with substance use disorders and how to conduct a brief intervention.
Module 2 is aimed at clinical staff in treatment facilities, and teaches how to conduct a comprehensive intake assessment and collect clinical information necessary for treatment planning with the help of ASI.
Finally, Module 3 adds a practical component and is designed to enhance skills, which are required to develop comprehensive treatment plans.
Basics of Addiction, Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning & Care Coordination