Another Way of Talking About Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention in a Mental Health Clinic.

@article{Spear2009AnotherWO,
  title={Another Way of Talking About Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention in a Mental Health Clinic.},
  author={Suzanne E. Spear and Shaquita Tillman and Colby Moss and Elizabeth Gong-Guy and Loretta Ransom and Richard A Rawson},
  journal={Journal Of Human Behavior In The Social Environment},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={959-977}
}
This article provides experiential evidence on the transportability of the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) screening tool and brief intervention in a mental health clinic. There is very little published information on implementing screening and brief intervention (SBI) in a mental health setting. Moreover, few SBI projects have reported on clinicians' experiences using the ASSIST. The article documents a successful attempt at implementing the ASSIST and… CONTINUE READING