SARET: Screening for Substance Use


Screening for Substance Use:
Good Idea or Not Ready for Prime Time?

Goals of the module are to


  • Define screening
  • Learn the current standards for substance use screening in health settings
  • Describe the justifications for implementing screening
  • Assess the utility of screening tests
  • Consider novel approaches aimed at advancing screening practices in substance use





  • Introductory Case
  • What is screening?
  • When to screen?
  • Current recommendations for substance use screening
  • How to evaluate a screening test
  • Novel modalities: What might make current screening better?

The module will take about 1 hour to complete. To complete this module, please make sure cookies are enabled in your browser.


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About this activity:
This activity was orginally created on: July 10, 2012
  • Violetta Kraja
  • Kathleen Hanley
  • Adam Watt
  • Jackie Meyer
  • Jennifer McNeely
  • Monica Malone