In 1997, the World Health Organization sponsored the development of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) to address the need for a reliable, culturally adaptable, valid screening test for problematic or risky substance use. Further details on the ASSIST can be obtained here.
Because internationally the ASSIST is becoming one of the dominant screening tests, there is an urgent need to train key trainers who can then conduct further training and capacity building within their own countries using the ASSIST as the centrepiece of a public health intervention in health care and social service delivery systems.
There is a comprehensive online training package and it is free! There are 2 options, ASSIST training or ASSIST train-the trainer. If you work with people where substance use is an issue you will want to know more so follow this link to find out about the (free) training options that are available.