DAST-10: Scoring and interpretation

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Score 1 point for each question answered ‘Yes’, except for question 3 for which a ‘No’ receives 1 point. A guide to interpreting scores is provided in Table 69.

Total score:

Table 69: Interpreting DAST-10 score

Score Degree of problems related to drug abuse Suggested action
0 No problems reported None at this time
1-2 Low level Monitor, reassess at a later date
3-5 Moderate level Further investigation
6-8 Substantial level Intensive assessment
9-10 Severe level Intensive assessment
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