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Release Date: January 2008
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for illicit drug use.
This recommendation is being partially updated for children and adolescents at Interventions to Reduce the Nonmedical Use of Drugs in Children and Adolescents.
Summary of Recommendations
- The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening adolescents, adults, and pregnant women for illicit drug use.
Grade: I Statement.
Screening for Illicit Drug Use, January 2008
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 55 KB; PDF Help)
Systematic Review (PDF File, 2 MB; PDF Help)
Supplemental Evidence Update (PDF File, 230 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 60 KB; PDF Help)
Current as of January 2013
Screening for Illicit Drug Use, Topic Page. January 2013. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsdrug.htm