Below are two tools used by social workers when assessing the impact of substance misuse on a parent’s ability to meet their child’s needs. Both tools guides social workers to consider the following domains: The Pattern of Parental Drug Use Accommodation and Home Environment Provision of…
Category: Drugs: Assessment Tools
The Cycle of Change
A social worker can use this handout to help their service user understand the cycle of change, assess which stage they are in and help them plan how to facilitate progress.
The Substances And Choices Scale – SACS
The Substances and Choices Scale (SACS) is a brief screening and outcome measurement instrument for assessing and monitoring the use and impact of alcohol and drugs in young people. It is designed to be used by health professionals working with young people that are engaged…
DAST: Drug Abuse Screening Test
The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) is a 10-item brief screening tool that can be administered by a clinician or self-administered. Each question requires a yes or no response, and the tool can be completed in less than 8 minutes. This tool assesses drug use,…
Drug Abuse Screening Test for Adolescents (DAST-A)
Used for assessing drug use and related problems in adolescents, the Drug Abuse Screening Test for Adolescents (DAST-A) is a 28-item questionnaire.