102039: Screening and Assessment (TAP Series 11) Chapter 4

Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination

About the Course:

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of why assessment is a critical element of effective substance abuse treatment. The chapter provides information about the purpose of assessment, as well as screening and assessment processes, methods, and instruments. The author provides information about the range of complex indicators that affect the identification of persons who have a substance abuse disorder and the five consecutive stages of a comprehensive substance abuse assessment.

This course is based on Chapter 4 of the TAP Series 11 material

Publication Date:

1994

Author

US Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all health care professionals, mental health professionals, social workers and other related professionals who seek knowledge about conducting comprehensive assessments of persons with substance abuse problems or chemical dependency. It is appropriate for participants with an introductory or immediate level of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify five objectives for conducting appropriate and comprehensive assessments of persons with substance abuse problems.

  2. Describe the five stages of a comprehensive assessment process.

  3. Describe and cite examples of a variety of substance abuse assessment instruments that have been developed as tools for the assessment process.

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