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  • The Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital: Research Projects

  • Project ASSESS (Age Specific Screen for Ethanol and Substance Status)

  • CO-PI:  James Linakis, MD, PhD and Anthony Spirito, PhD

    Project ASSESS will validate the NIAAA two-question screen for early detection of alcohol use and problems with 12-17 year olds in 15 U.S. pediatric emergency departments (PED) Youths 12-17 years (N=8000) presenting to participating PECARN PEDs will be enrolled over a 3.5-year period and will complete the two-question screen along with other alcohol and other drug and behavior surveys. A subset of participants will also complete one week or 12 and 24 month surveys. Responses from these youths will be used to assess the validity of the NIAAA two-question screen.