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NIDA has launched two brief online screening tools that providers can use to assess for substance use disorder SUD risk among adolescents years old. With the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending universal screening in pediatric primary care settings, these tools help providers quickly and easily introduce brief, evidence-based screenings into their clinical practices. Two Screening Options: Providers can select the tool that makes sense for their clinical practice. The BSTAD and S2BI ask patients about frequency of past year use and triage them into one of three levels of substance use disorder risk: no reported use, lower risk and higher risk. But how are these tools different?

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