These questions refer to the past 12 months.
Interpreting the DAST 10
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. Patients receive 1 point for every "yes" answer with the exception of question #3, for which a "no" answer receives 1 point. DAST?10 Score Degree of Problems Related to Drug Abuse Suggested Action
|DAST-10 Score||Degree of Problems Related to Drug Abuse||Suggested Action|
|0||No problems reported||None at this time|
|1-2||Low level||Monitor, re-assess at a later date|
|Moderate level||Further Investigation|
|6-8||Substantial level||Intensive Assessment|
|9-10||Severe level||Intensive Assessment|
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