Screening Instruments

Brief Jail Mental Health Screen
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)
Accurately and quickly screen detainees for the presence of a mental health disorder at the time of their booking. Developed by Policy Research Associates under a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Visit the GAINS Center for more information.

A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (2005)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Alcohol Use Questionnaire – AUDIT
Alcohol Use Questionnaire – Brief MAST
Alcohol Use Questionnaire – MAST
Drug Use Questionnaire – DAST-10
Drug Use Questionnaire – DAST-20