The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) eASSIST provides a questionnaire which screens for all levels of problem or risky substance use. The ACT eASSIST provides an evidence based structured and consistent way for health, community and other workers to:
Identify if a client / consumer is experiencing alcohol, tobacco or other drug problems
Determine the level of risk of this use to help decide the next steps to take
Provide a structured 10 step brief intervention and accurate alcohol, tobacco and other drug information (including through prompts)
Produce a feedback report card for clients / consumers regarding the risks associated with their alcohol, tobacco or other drug use
Identify an appropriate ACT referral point for specialist alcohol, tobacco or other drug treatment and support.
Training and support to implement the ACT eASSIST is available from the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA).
The Online eAssist tool requires Flash Player and unfortunately, is not compatible with mobile or hand held devices.
The ACT eASSIST is based on an electronic version of the World Health Organization ASSIST developed by Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA). ATODA acknowledges and would like to thank DASSA for their partnership. ATODA greatly values our partnership to incorporate ACT specific referral pathways and information into the tool and support implementation in the ACT.
Need help or support? In an emergency call the police, ambulance or fire on 000.
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug information & support is available through the Alcohol and Drug Program 24-hr Helpline on (02) 6207 9977.
Lifeline offers 24-hr confidential counselling on 131 114.