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Screening adolescents for substance use: The role of NPs in school settings

Alayan, Nour MSN, RN; Shell, Lynn PhD, APN-BC, CARN-AP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000482380.82853.c0
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Abstract: NPs have a key role in screening for adolescent substance use in school settings. This article provides evidence-based information on the prevalence and consequences of adolescent substance use, discusses standardized substance use screening and brief interventions using the CRAFFT tool, and suggests relevant practice and policy implications.

Nour Alayan is a PhD Student and Teaching Fellow at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, N.J.

Lynn Shell is an assistant clinical professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, N.J.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

The authors would like to thank Dr. Kim Dupree Jones, Oregon Health & Science University, and Dr. Sarah Kelly, Rutgers University, for their critical input on this manuscript.

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