The University of Arizona

Illicit Drug Screening, Brief Intervention, and Treatment Placement
Screening Methods:

Screening is a preliminary procedure used to determine the likelihood that an individual has a particular disease or condition, or is at increased risk of developing health or social problems.[1]  There are various ways to screen for the use of illicit drugs.  Several are discussed in this section. 



  • (1) Babor T, Kadden RM. Screening and Interventions for Alcohol and Drug Problems in Medical Settings: What Works? The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care 2005 Sep;59(3):S80-S87.