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09/18/2006

Question:

Beside the CRAFFT, I am looking for an adolescent-specific screening test for adolescents. The Audit and others are great for adults, but how about teens. Is there anything you can suggest?

Answer:

We are working on a screening instrument at Children's , but it hasn't been studied enough to promote its use yet. There is a 2 day Conference at the Governor's Mansion on 9/26 & 9/27, where we will be talking about a new screening questionnaire developed by Dr. Richard Heyman in Cincinnati - it's called the 5G's. I would have to refer you to him for more information.  You may reach him at 513-336-9439 or rheyman@aap.org.

I still recommend the CRAFFT, and it has been well studied.

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Response by:

Peter D Rogers, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University