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Adolescent substance use is a highly pervasive issue that strongly correlates with increasing depression and anxiety rates. Standardized screening tools for substance use, such as the CRAFFT or the Screening to Brief Intervention Tool, are freely available but not widely utilized for every patient encounter in clinical practice. This project aimed to improve standardization of substance use screening at a primary care clinic located in Castleton, Vermont through implementation of the CRAFFT tool as an automatically-loaded form in each adolescent encounter note. The goal was to improve substance use detection rates by facilitating efficient incorporation of standardized screening into the primary care provider's workflow.
Castleton Community Health Center
Vermont, Substance Use, Adolescent, Adolescence, E-Cigarette, Vaping, Alcohol, Marijuana, Screening, Youth
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Shin, Bryan D., "Adolescent Substance Use: Standardizing Screening Methods in Clinical Practice" (2023). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 866.