Appendix W: Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10)

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‘Drug use’ refers to (1) the use of prescribed or over-the-counter drugs in excess of the directions, and (2) any nonmedical use of drugs.

The various classes of drugs may include cannabis, solvents (e.g., paint thinner), benzodiazepines (e.g., Valium), cocaine, stimulants (e.g., speed), hallucinogens (e.g., LSD) or opioids (e.g., heroin). The 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.

These questions refer to drug use in the past 12 months. Please answer No or Yes.

Source: Skinner, H. A. (1982). The Drug Abuse Screening Test. Addictive Behavior, 7(4), 363-371.

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