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ASSIST

ASSIST

CAN BE COMPLETED AS PART OF A ROUTINE CONSULTATION

CAN BE COMPLETED AS PART OF A ROUTINE CONSULTATION.

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ASSIST

ASSIST

CAN BE USED IN A RANGE OF COMMUNITY SETTINGS.

can be used in a range of community settings.

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ASSIST

ASSIST

AND ASSIST-LITE CAN BE COMPLETED ON A COMPUTER TABLET.

and ASSIST-Lite can be completed on a computer tablet.

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LEARN HOW

LEARN HOW

THE ASSIST-LITE CAN BE COMPLETED IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

the ASSIST-Lite can be completed in the Emergency Department

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WATCH ASSIST

WATCH ASSIST

WITH SUBSTANCE AND LEARN HOW NURSES CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

with Substance and learn how Nurses can make a difference.

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ENQUIRE ABOUT

ENQUIRE ABOUT

FACE-TO-FACE ASSIST WORKSHOPS.

face-to-face ASSIST workshops.

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ASSIST DIGITAL SCREENING TOOLS

The ASSIST and the ASSIST-Lite are available in electronic format. The eASSIST and the eASSIST-Lite are web based versions that can be used on a personal computer.The ASSIST Checkup and ASSIST Checkup Lite are downloadable apps for completion on any smartphone or tablet.

The eASSIST is an electronic version of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST).

The ASSIST was developed for the World Health Organisation (WHO), by an international group of specialists, as a tool that is easy to use to detect substance use and related problems. The ASSIST is an eight-item questionnaire and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The ASSIST helps identify the risks associated with substance use.

The eASSIST provides feedback on any risks and can help you explore options for addressing those risks.

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ASSIST Checkup

Assist checkup & Assist checkup lite android apps Assist checkup & Assist checkup lite ios apps

The ASSIST Checkup is a free downloadable app so you can complete the ASSIST on your mobile device. You will receive instant feedback and tips on how to cutback or stop your substance use including information on where to seek help. The ASSIST Checkup is confidential and you can complete it every three months to track your progress.

The ASSIST Checkup is suitable for most iPhones and an android version is currently being developed.

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ASSIST Checkup Lite

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Resources & Tools

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Download a full range of ASSIST and ASSIST-Lite tools and resources.

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ASSIST Checkup apps and ASSIST-Lite apps Instructional videos

Instructional videos

Like to see the ASSIST and ASSIST-Lite in action?

The instructional videos demonstrate how to administer the ASSIST and ASSIST-Lite in a range of settings.

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The ASSIST screening test version 3.0 by Ho2 Who Assist Fact Sheet Bibliography

Bibliography

Looking for research evidence for the ASSIST and where it has been used?

Find a list of over 400 articles on the ASSIST and ASSIST-Lite.

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ASSIST eLEARNING

Register to complete the ASSIST eLearning package. You can also join the ASSIST Community to connect with experts and network with other members. Once registered, you can keep up to date with the latest news and conference presentations.

ASSIST NOTICEBOARD


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES


Professor Robert Ali and Matthew Stevens were on hand to present a workshop to the group at Drug and Alcohol Nurses Australasia Conference in Adelaide.

The workshop focused on conducting screening and a brief intervention using the ASSIST. 

The audience were  engaging and enthusiastic throughout. The group asked insightful questions, and raised a number of important discussion points and topics that were of clear relevance and  benefit to the entire group.

Which one should expect, given theyre drug and alcohol nurses🙂

A big thank you to everyone who was involved in making the presentation special. Particular thank you to Jen Harland and Amy Faden from DANA for having faith in the Adelaide weather, and for putting on such a wonderful conference.

P.S. for those that missed it, the ASSIST team are planning to reinvigorate interest in the master trainers program, so watch this space in 2023!
The ASSIST team are here at DANA 2022!

We have a table set up, with free resources and info, and some familiar faces too 😊

Robert and Matt will also be presenting a workshop on screening and brief interventions this afternoon at 1:30.

So come on down to the Drug and Alcohol Nurses Australasia conference happening today and tomorrow at the Stamford Grand Adelaide 

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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ANOTHER BRAND NEW RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE!

Hi all, 

I think we all can agree that screening for alcohol and other drug use, can and should be done as part of routine clinical practice. But it can be hard to know when is the appropriate time to ask the question. 

Further to the previous resource, titled When to ask the question we have developed an MBS-item Ready Reckoner that outlines appropriate services (including item numbers and fees) where an ASSIST assessment might fit in. 

The MBS Ready Reckoner is a useful double-page resource to have at the ready. However, the resource also contains hyperlinks to MBS Online so you can quickly and easily find out further information about specific services if you require.

The MBS Ready Reckoner is an absolute MUST HAVE resource for your clinical practice.

Download yours today, or visit the ASSIST Portal to find out more.

https://www.assistportal.com.au/download/mbs-ready-reckoner/?wpdmdl=11475&masterkey=sxgwh01bzjns6orvzdkwmeidf6sahbh3s3ckgnrwl9lucmdoc2k4l7eksa1p-y5t6qtlfamqtgoqyv9tolnsxgeicmofjzybl8xfph2nplu/

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Need Help?

Are you concerned about your own or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use? Call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline for free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs.

24 hour support line: 1800 250 015

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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