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Screening for people younger than 18?

eSBIRT uses screens that have been validated on adults (18+ years old). Because of this it does not accept screens on individuals younger than 18.

To screen youth we recommend the CRAFFT.

The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents. It consists of a series of 6 questions developed to screen adolescents for high risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously. It is a short, effective screening tool meant to assess whether a longer conversation about the context of use, frequency, and other risks and consequences of alcohol and other drug use is warranted. CRAFFT Website

The assessment is available for multiple languages in two formats:

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