Differences Between Use Of Addictions Assessment Tools And Clinical Assessment Tools

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A client is typically referred to an addiction professional with myriad problems because addictions either directly or indirectly cause the problems, or the addiction is a byproduct of the problem. If clinical assessments provide an overview of a client’s background and situation, is a specific addictions assessment necessary? If an addictions assessment shows a client with depression and anxiety, is a clinical assessment necessary?

For this Assignment, you consider differences between use of addictions assessment tools and clinical assessment tools and the rationale behind each approach.

In a 1 full page answer (APA) please answer the following questions below? Using the learning resources provided.

Larimer, M. E., Cronce, J. M., Lee, C. M., & Kilmer, J. R. (2004/2005). Brief intervention in college settings. Alcohol Research & Health, 28(2), 94–104. https://www.academia.edu/13524346/Brief_Intervention_in_College_Settings

Samet, S., Waxman, R., Hatzenbuehler, M., & Hasin, D. S. (2007). Assessing addiction: Concepts and instruments. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 4(1), 19–31. Retrieved from http://archives.drugabuse.gov/pdf/ascp/vol4no1/Assessing.pdf

How might the use of addictions assessment tools differ from the use of clinical assessment tools? Include in your response references to unique administration and client considerations.

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