Best Practice Screening and Assessment Procedures Project

Project Lead:

Brian Rush, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


This project will develop and implement a revised protocol for the standardized assessment of clients entering the addictions treatment system in Ontario.

How will this project benefit Ontario?

Standardized, comprehensive and evidence-based assessment is an important part of treatment planning, including planning the most appropriate level and intensity of care for clients entering the substance use treatment system.  New standardized assessment procedures were introduced in 2001 for use with all clients entering the addictions treatment system inOntarioand were later evaluated in 2006. This project will address the recommendations from this evaluation as well as the best available evidence regarding screening and assessment for substance use to develop and implement a revised protocol for standardized assessment inOntario.

How can you get involved?

Individuals with experience and expertise will be considered for participation as working group members for this project. Please contact Brian Rush at for more information.

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