Screening and assessment in clinical settings is a process that determines the best and most appropriate intervention for patients and clients. Screening tools assist in identifying the symptoms in patients (not diagnosing) as the first step in the assessment process. The screening tools provided on this website assist in detecting excessive and harmful patterns of alcohol use and measure a person’s current level of psychological distress.
These tools include:
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) – developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to detect risky drinking patterns in individuals
- The Kessler 10 – developed by Professors Kessler and Mroczek, is a self-reporting tool to measure the severity of anxiety and depression related symptoms in patients
- Information about FRAMES – a brief intervention for risky alcohol use