These tools and educational resources support clinicians providing care to people with substance use disorders in variety of settings. If there is something you would like to see here, please e-mail Sarah Clarke.

Point-of-care tools

Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol, Revised (CIWA-Ar) Scale – For emergency department assessment of alcohol withdrawal (5 minutes)

Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS) – For emergency department assessment of opioid withdrawal

Sample pre-printed orders for alcohol withdrawal – For adaptation and use on emergency department EMRs

Sample pre-printed orders for opioid withdrawal – For adaptation and use on emergency department EMRs

Opioid Manager – EMR tool based on the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (distributed through the Michael DeGroote National Pain Centre, McMaster University)

RAAM clinic intake form – An intake form template for new RAAM clinic patients (PDF version for printing)