The Substance Abuse Assessment and Education Kit was developed for professionals working in the field of traumatic brain injury. It contains useful clinical materials and research information to help identify substance abusers; develop effective plans for education and prevention; and assist in policy-making efforts. Included are questionnaires, screening checklists, and descriptions of the assessment process. The kit includes:
Alcohol and illicit drug use assessment materials a comprehensive assessment instrument used to obtain pre- and postinjury patient information from family members and patients including: (1) Brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test; (2) Quantity-Frequency-Variability Index; (3) CAGE; and (4) illicit drug use questions.
At-risk factors a checklist used to identify factors that place persons at risk for substance abuse.substance abuse screening checklist a checklist for identification based on both subtle and obvious signs of abuse and dependence.
alcohol knowledge and beliefs questionnaire a questionnaire about the effects of alcohol that can be administered to individuals with traumatic brain injury and family members. As part of education and prevention efforts, the questionnaire also serves as a useful focus in group discussions.
sample contract an example of a contract between client and professional that outlines program policies about alcohol and illicit substance use. Consequences for failure to adhere to contract guidelines are delineated.
in addition the Substance Abuse Kit includes a selection of manuscripts and suggested readings.
overhead/slide masters - a set of 24 black and white pages suitable for slide or overhead production. Includes information on the incidence of pre- and postinjury substance abuse, dangers of substance abuse for persons with brain injury, signs of denial, common excuses for abuse, and strategies to avoid alcohol and drug use.