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Simple Screening Tool for Possible Alcohol or Substance Abuse Problems

There are times when One-Stop staff may see indications that a customer may have an alcohol or substance abuse problem. One-Stop staff are not intended to be diagnosticians; however, the following simple screening tool can assist One-Stop staff in determining the possible presence of alcohol or substance abuse.

Within the last six months:

Has drinking or using other drugs ever caused problems for the person in one or more of the following areas?

Has the person ever had one or more of the following?

For more information, contact:
Joe Marrone, ICI
4517 NE 39th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211-8124
Phone: 503-331-0687

This instrument shown above is based in most part on a standardized instrument for substance abuse assessment called the SASSI. The actual tool shown was developed for the Welfare to Work program of the Columbia River Mental Health Services, Inc. in Vancouver, WA.

Written by:

Joe Marrone

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