The CRAFFT is a well-validated substance use screening tool for adolescents aged 12-21. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures Guidelines for preventive care screenings and well-visits.
The CRAFFT tool is free to use. The tool is available as a self-administered questionnaire to be completed by a patient and as an interview tool to be administered by a provider. The CRAFFT is available in several languages.
- Dr. Sion Kim Harris hosted a webinar titled “The State of the Science: Teen Brain Development and the Impact of Marijuana Use” on what the science says about the possible affects of marijuana on the developing brain.
- The CRAFFT 2.1 is here! We invite you to use the updated version of the CRAFFT which includes vaping and edibles as methods of administration for marijuana.
- Spearheaded by Dr. John Knight, the CeASAR team has published a new paper that examines an intervention to protect teens from riding with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Three months after a visit at their pediatrician’s office, youth who received the intervention were less likely to report riding with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs than youth who received usual care. Read the article for more information!
- CRAFFT 2.1 language translations are coming! Check back here soon for links to the documents.