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DUST (Drug Use Screening Tool)

DUST is a Drug and Alcohol screening tool.

The tool is for all professionals who work with young people to use, to assess a young person at risk from drug and alcohol use.

The DUST tool uses a format of questions with a simple scoring grid. This allows practitioners to: 

  • address the young persons substance use;
  • social situation;
  • behaviours; and
  • their physical and psychological health.

DUST is designed for use with young people about whom there may be concerns regarding drug and alcohol use, it will not provide a comprehensive substance use assessment but it will indicate when specialist advice should be sought and help identify risk factors.

The DUST form is available under 'Downloads'.

Last updated: 25 Mar 2019