To support busy clinicians and their adolescent patients, we suggest using one of the following three, validated screening instruments to detect whether a teen is likely to have a substance use disorder.
BSTAD: Brief Screener Tobacco Alcohol Drugs
Developed by Dr. Sharon Kelly, Friends Research Institute, Baltimore
S2BI: Screen to Brief Intervention
Developed by Dr. Sharon Levy, Boston Children’s Hospital with National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Substance Abuse