The following questions concern information about your possible involvement with drugs not including alcoholic beverages during the past 12 months. “Drug abuse” refers to (1) the use of prescribed or over-the-counter drugs in excess of the directions, and (2) any non-medical use of drugs. The various classes of drugs may include cannabis (marijuana, hashish), solvents (e.g., paint thinner), tranquilizers (e.g., Valium), barbiturates, cocaine, stimulants (e.g., speed), hallucinogens (e.g., LSD), or narcotics (e.g., heroin). Remember that these questions do not include alcoholic beverages.
Please answer every question. If you have difficulty with a statement, then choose the response that is mostly right.
In these statements, the term "drug abuse" refers to the use of medications at a level that exceeds the instructions, and/or any non-medical use of drugs
Interpretation of final score:
Degree of problems related to drug abuse:
0 no problems reported, 1-2 low level, 3-5 moderate level, 6-8 substantial level 9-10 severe level.
If you scored moderate to severe levels of problems related to drug abuse, it essential to seek professional help. Call us at 530 889 8780 and learn about our different treatment options. We are here to help!
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Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST‐10). (Copyright 1982 by the Addiction Research Foundation.)
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