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The ASI-MV is an evidence-based, client self-administered assessment tool for clinical teams in organizations providing substance abuse treatment services. It is based on the widely use Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and provides clinical information and severity ratings in seven domains: Medical; Employment; Alcohol; Drug; Legal; Family/Social; and Psychological. Behavioral health professionals use the ASI-MV to conduct standardized, thorough substance abuse assessments and to gather data on client outcomes.

For a behavioral health assessment that also includes enhanced mental health, tobacco and gambling questions important to agencies working with co-occurring populations, consider the BHI-MV™.

Key features

Self-administered interviews

The ASI-MV provides interactive (audio-assisted), client self-administration of the widely used ASI for adults. Developed and validated with more than $6 million of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Behavioral Health suite of tools are research-tested to promote honest feedback during the assessment process.

Clinical reports

The ASI-MV comprehensive clinical reports help healthcare providers improve their treatment planning, while speeding up data collection. The primary clinical report is the narrative that summarizes all the data within the ASI-MV, while the Client Placement ASAM Worksheet populates the six dimensions of the ASAM criteria with relevant data to assist providers in making their level of care determinations.


Analytic tools help providers monitor trends, characteristics and outcomes of their populations. Staff can access real-time, aggregate, de-identified client interview data for the sites, organizations, regions, and states that they are authorized to view. They can generate charts and tables of client interview data for their organization, and use custom queries to group data, conduct analysis, and identify trends.

Remote or off-site assessments

All of the Behavioral health suite of assessment tools are remote capable. This means providers can send clients an email invitation to securely log onto an assessment from their homes. This can assist organizations with gathering follow-up data, as well as to start the initial interview assessment a day or two before the face-to-face appointment. In either case, the tool can be completed on site if not finished remotely.

What the customer are saying

The ASI-MV has helped us improve the assessment process by providing a concise narrative report that list categories and organizes results so that they are easy to read and understand. Clients are thorough in answering the questions about their mental health, and reviewing the narrative report with clients has helped us with the engagement process. Additionally, we believe that the information gathered by the ASI-MV is valid and pertinent in moving the client forward in the treatment process. It has exceeded our expectations, as we were uncertain that clients would feel comfortable with the computer. But we’ve found that the first five questions work well in providing clients with mastery of the ASI-MV Connect program."

- Barbara Samek, LICSW, Clinical Director of the Gavin Foundation at the Gavin House

Our clients no longer have to put their names on a waiting list to be assessed; a room with multiple computer stations supports the increased number of incoming clients."

- Wes Stewart, MSW, CCJP, Director, Region 1 Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC), Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., Wilmington, NC

Establishing the value of a program -- The Data Center can also serve as a resource of information on evolving client need and to assist in promoting change within program services. The data helps you close the 'evidence gap'. It helped us quantify the need for the development of dual diagnosis capable programs within our service system. Creating change requires data be presented that is relevant and we were able to demonstrate to our provider network that 34% of clients entering services were indicating a moderate to extreme need to address psychological and emotion problems at the time of admission."

- Sue Winter, Deputy Director of Programming at Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Inc.

It's important for our clinicians to use a standardized assessment tool, and since we opened our doors, ASI-MV® Connect has been a great tool."

- Sheila Davies, Project Manager at Dare County Health Department in North Carolina

I find that the program allows the patient to be more honest and open about other life area problems in addition to addiction—this is invaluable— I can verify the results of other assessment tools with the results of the ASI-MV. It is easier to establish trust and rapport with the patient. In addition, it allows me to discover more areas that may be of importance in the progression of their treatment."

- Dr. Milton Mack, Director of the Aerie, A.R.C., Inc.

The ASI-MV has tremendously enhanced our program. The ASI-MV allows the probation officer to focus on the defendant and their current issues rather than spending enormous amounts of time on paperwork, thereby increasing productivity and services. Prior to establishing an on-site testing and assessment center, only two assessments per officer could be completed daily. Probation Services now completes eight assessments daily."

- Lashawn Thompson, Chief Probation Officer at the City of Oklahoma City Municipal Courts, Probation Services