Screening adolescents for substance use: The role of NPs in school settings

Nurse Pract. 2016 May 19;41(5):1-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000482380.82853.c0.


NPs have a key role in screening for adolescent substance use in school settings. This article provides evidence-based information on the prevalence and consequences of adolescent substance use, discusses standardized substance use screening and brief interventions using the CRAFFT tool, and suggests relevant practice and policy implications.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Prevalence
  • School Health Services*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis*