Substance Misuse Assessment Tool (SMAT)
The Substance Misuse Assessment Tool (SMAT) is designed to determine the level of substance misuse, associated risk and protective factors surrounding a young person and whether a referral to Lifeline is appropriate and, if so, which treatment pathway the young person is likely to access, either as Targeted or Specialist Treatment. SMAT training is designed to support non substance misuse professionals to appropriately screen young people and their level of risk, and provide practical tools and resources for professionals to use in substance misuse work in universal settings for young people who do not require specialist services. There are three SMAT tools available:
- Under 13 years
- 13 - 15 years
- Over 16 yrs
Please contact Lifeline Birmingham for training and details on how to obtain and use the SMAT forms.