Volume A for trainers - Basics of Addiction, Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning and Care Coordination
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 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
All powerpoint presentations and pre/post-assessment tests are password protected.
Module 1: Screening and Brief Intervention Using ASSIST
1: Rationale for screening and brief intervention
2: ASSIST screening basics
3: ASSIST brief intervention basics
4: Planning and implementation of ASSIST
Module 2: Addiction Severity Index
1: Interviewing instructions and coding
2: Employment section. Drug and alcohol
3: Legal and family sections
4: Psychiatric section, review and competency measures
Module 3: Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S.
1: Assessment tools in treatment planning
2: Prioritising problems
2: Putting treatment planning M.A.T.R.S. into practice
Trainee Satisfaction Survey
Pre/post-assessment test Introductory module (password-protected)
Pre/post-assessment test Module 1 (password-protected)
Pre/post-assessment test Module 2 (password-protected)
Pre/post-assessment test Module 3 (password-protected)
Handout Introductory module: Worksheet Categories of Drugs
Handout Module 1 Workshop 1: ASSIST for Cannabis
Handout Module 1 Workshop 3: How To Cut Down on Your Drinking
Handout Module 2: Addiction Severity Index Treatnet version
Handout Module 2: ASI Treatnet - Q by Q Manual
Worksheets Module 3: 3-5 Treatment Plan Forms
Handout Module 3 Workshop 1: Case Studies
Handout Module 3: Master Problem List
Handout Module 3 Workshop 1: ASI Narrative Report
Script Module 3 Workshop 2: Case Note Scenario
Handout Module 3 Workshop 2: SOAP Note
Handout Module 3 Workshop 2: Example of ASI Treatment Plan - Medical Domain
Worksheet Module 3 Workshop 2: M.A.T.R.S. Objectives and Interventions
Worksheet Module 3 Workshop 3: Writing Documentation