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Canadian Public Health Association

Harm Reduction, Health Promotion, and Cannabis Screening tools

CPHA has curated resources on the topics of harm reduction and stigma, health promotion messaging, and cannabis screening tools for providers that may be of use in their practice.

Harm Reduction and Stigma
Health Promotion Messaging Examples
Cannabis Screening Tools
  • The Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test – Revised
  • The ASSIST Project: Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test was developed for the World Health Organization by an international group of substance abuse researchers to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings.
  • The Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) is a five-item questionnaire that provides a score indicating the severity of dependence on cannabis. Each of the five items is scored on a four-point scale (0-3). The total score is obtained through the addition of the five-item ratings. The higher the score, the higher the level of dependence. The SDS takes less than one minute to complete.
  • The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are personalized, evidence-based online behavior interventions developed by counselors and psychologists at San Diego State University. They are currently used in more than 600 universities and institutions in four countries. Free trial available.

Date modified: 2018-09-17

Last modified: February 21, 2018