Alcohol and other drug screening and education

Funding body

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority

Description

Alcohol and other drug screening and education is an ongoing project aimed at extending the reach of assessment tools and harm reduction information to help more people in BC take greater control over their health in regard to substance use. We promote the idea that screening can function as a tool for self-management. This led us to develop a range of online screening tools that promote reflection and encourage self-directed action. We have also developed paper based screening tools that provide a gateway to conversation between people who use substances and supportive individuals (rather than function as a precursor to diagnosis). These various screening and brief intervention materials have been developed for adults and teens.

The project is nested within the Education Events project of BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information and, in particular, the Beyond the Blues education and screening days component.

Publications

For a complete list of CISUR publications related to this project see Screening and brief intervention tools.

Related project

Researchers