Assist Checkup

The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test

The ASSIST was developed for the World Health Organization (WHO), by an international group of addiction specialists, as a tool that is easy to use to detect substance use and related problems. The ASSIST is an eight-item questionnaire and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to administer.


The ASSIST helps identify the risks associated with substance use. Linked with a brief intervention, the ASSIST can help a person explore options for addressing their substance use.

Download the ASSIST Version 3.1.