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.

Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 12.52.29 PMBSTAD:  Brief Screener Tobacco Alcohol Drugs

Developed by Dr. Sharon Kelly, Friends Research Institute, Baltimore



S2BIS2BI:  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