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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 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

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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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Instructional videos

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

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Bibliography

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

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Introducing, not one, but TWO BRAND NEW resources for clinicians and health practitioners dealing with substance use younger clients: The ASSIST-Y series of manuals.

We have adapted the ASSIST to meet the needs of health practitioners dealing with drug use among young children and adolescents, including sections on disclosure and duties of care, and how to conduct targeted screening and brief intervention among younger clients.

Findings from the recent National Drug Household Survey (2019) suggest that while some drugs are less common (e.g., tobacco) among younger people (aged 14-19), the number of young people experimenting with illicit substances (e.g., cannabis, amphetamines) is steadily increasing.

Currently, there are no data from NDHS for individuals younger than 14. In addition, there are limited options and resources for screening and brief intervention for individuals younger than 14. This has been a problem for some time.

Age of onset matters, and the younger people are exposed to substance use, the greater the risk of developing problems from substance use later in life. Therefore, the role of screening and brief intervention for substance use among younger people is becoming increasingly recognized as a critical component of preventive medicine.

These two manuals are designed to aid clinicians, primary health service providers, social workers (and more) in their understanding of how to effectively deal with substance use of younger people.

Visit assistportal.com.au/resources today to find out more. You can find and download these manuals under the 'instructional manuals' tab.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Introducing, not one, but TWO BRAND NEW resources for clinicians and health practitioners dealing with substance use younger clients: The ASSIST-Y series of manuals.

We have adapted the ASSIST to meet the needs of health practitioners dealing with drug use among young children and adolescents, including sections on disclosure and duties of care, and how to conduct targeted screening and brief intervention among younger clients.

Findings from the recent National Drug Household Survey (2019) suggest that while some drugs are less common (e.g., tobacco) among younger people (aged 14-19), the number of young people experimenting with illicit substances (e.g., cannabis, amphetamines) is steadily increasing. 

Currently, there are no data from NDHS for individuals younger than 14. In addition, there are limited options and resources for screening and brief intervention for individuals younger than 14. This has been a problem for some time.

Age of onset matters, and the younger people are exposed to substance use, the greater the risk of developing problems from substance use later in life. Therefore, the role of screening and brief intervention for substance use among younger people is becoming increasingly recognized as a critical component of preventive medicine. 

These two manuals are designed to aid clinicians, primary health service providers, social workers (and more) in their understanding of how to effectively deal with substance use of younger people. 

Visit assistportal.com.au/resources today to find out more. You can find and download these manuals under the instructional manuals tab.

#substanceuse #healthcare #manual #youngpeople #adolescents #adolescenthealth #healthcare #Prevention #screening #briefintervention #medicine #socialwork #socialworker #psychology #addiction #mentalhealth

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Thank you so much for this new initiative. This was so important and much needed to us all to screen you children for their substance use. Grateful again

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