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  • In 1997, the World Health Organization sponsored the development of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) to address the need for a reliable, culturally adaptable, valid screening test for problematic or risky substance use. Further details on the ASSIST can be obtained here.

    Because internationally the ASSIST is becoming one of the dominant screening tests, there is an urgent need to train key trainers who can then conduct further training and capacity building within their own countries using the ASSIST as the centrepiece of a public health intervention in health care and social service delivery systems.

    View an introduction video of the ASSIST course here.

    Module A watch video 

    Module B watch video 

    Module C watch video 

    Module D watch video

    This course is copyright. Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of this publication may be reproduced by any process, electronic or otherwise, without the specific written permission of the University of Adelaide.

  • The ASSIST has also been found to be useful for a wide range of health and general welfare workers. It can be used by anyone who regularly comes into contact with people who use psychoactive substances. This includes community health workers, mental health workers, nurses, social workers, physicians, general practitioners, psychologists, health educators, youth workers, indigenous workers, psychiatrists, obstetricians, midwives, counsellors and correctional service officers.

    Health professionals and organizations who are involved in providing treatment and health care to people who are/may be at risk of harm due to psychoactive substance use should take this course.

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ASSIST online course facilitators at the WHO Collaborating Centre welcome your comments and inquiries.
We will make every effort to respond in a timely manner. Please provide us with the details in an email message and send to the address below.
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If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us at:

WHO Collaborating Centre
Discipline of Pharmacology, Level 3, Medical School South, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

+61 8 8313 8057
+61 8 8313 8059

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