Management of substance abuse

The ASSIST screening test and feedback card

  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (English)
    pdf, 86kb

    This link also includes the Response card for patients, the Feedback report card for patients, the Risks of injecting card - information for patients, and information regarding Translation and adaptation to local languages and culture.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (Arabic)
    pdf, 137kb

    The translation of the ASSIST into Arabic was done by Tarek A. Gawad from the Faculty of Medicine and New Psychiatric and Addiction Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (Chinese)
    pdf, 213kb

    The translation of the ASSIST into Chinese was done by Min Zhao from Shanghai Drug Abuse Treatment Center at Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shool of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (Farsi)
    pdf, 194kb

    The translation of the ASSIST into Farsi was done by the following professionals from the Islamic Republic of Iran: Alireza Noroozi from the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Office of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Seyed-Vahid Shariat from Mental Health Research Center, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Iran University of Medical Science, Mohammad Bagher Saberi Zafarghandi from the Bureau of Psychosocial Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Mahsa Gilanipour from the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Office, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar from the Tehran University of Medical Science in Tehran and Abbas Mohammadinasab from the St George's Trust, University of London.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (French)
    pdf, 117kb

    This link also includes the Response card for patients.
    The translation of the ASSIST into French was done by Daniele Zullino and Riaz Khan from the Service d'abus de substances, DP-HUG, Geneva, Barbara Broers from the Département de Médecine Communautaire HUG, Geneva, and Jacques Besson and Ansgar Rougemont-Bücking from the Service de psychiatrie communautaire DP-CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (German)
    pdf, 135kb

    This link also includes the Response card for patients, the Feedback report card for patients, and the Risks of injecting card - information for patients.
    The translation of the ASSIST into German was done by Marcel Daamen and Christian G. Schütz from the Department of Psychiatry, Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn and Corina van Niekerk from the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, Germany.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (Hindi)
    pdf, 2.55Mb

    The translation of the ASSIST into Hindi was done by Hem Raj Pal from the Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (Portuguese)
    pdf, 62kb

    The translation of the ASSIST into Portuguese was done by Maria Lucia Formigoni from the Psychobiology Department, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo and Roseli Boerngen de Lacerda, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • ASSIST Questionnaire Version 3.0 (Spanish)
    pdf, 266kb

    This link also includes the Response card for patients, the Feedback report card for patients, and the Risks of injecting card - information for patients.
    The translation of the ASSIST into Spanish was done by Jose Martinez-Raga from the Instituto sobre Drogas y Conductas Adictivas, Departamento de Fisiologia, Farmacologia y Toxicología, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain.
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The ASSIST project

The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) was developed for the World Health Organization (WHO) by an international group of substance abuse researchers to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings.

ASSIST project phases:

Phase I (1997-1999)

Planning and ASSIST development.
International feasibility and reliability study of the ASSIST.

Phase II (2000-2002)

International validity study of the ASSIST.
Feasibility study of brief interventions linked to the ASSIST.

Phase III (2002-2007

International study of effectiveness of a brief intervention linked to the ASSIST (randomized controlled trial).

Phase IV (2008-2011)

Development of effective and sustainable models of ASSIST-based interventions. Dissemination, implementation and evaluation of ASSIST-based interventions in different settings and contexts.