Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?
Have you abused prescription drugs?
Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?
Can you get through the week without using drugs (other than those required for medical reasons)?
Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to?
Do you abuse drugs on a continuous basis?
Do you try to limit your drug use to certain situations?
Have you had “blackouts” or “flashbacks” as a result of drug use?
Do you ever feel bad about your drug abuse?
Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs?
Do your friends or relatives know or suspect you abuse drugs?
Has drug abuse ever created problems between you and your spouse?
Has any family member ever sought help for problems related to your drug use?
Have you ever lost friends because of your use of drugs?
Have you ever neglected your family or missed work because of your use of drugs?
Have you ever been in trouble at work because of drug abuse?
Have you ever lost a job because of drug abuse?
Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs?
Have you ever been arrested because of unusual behavior while under the influence of drugs?
Have you ever been arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs?
Have you engaged in illegal activities to obtain drugs?
Have you ever been arrested for possession of illegal drugs?
Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms as a result of heavy drug intake?
Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (e.g., memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, or bleeding)
Have you ever gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?
Have you ever been in the hospital for medical problems related to your drug use?
Have you ever been involved in a treatment program specifically related to drug use?
Have you been treated as an outpatient for problems related to drug abuse?
Each item = 1 point
6 or more = substance use problem (abuse or dependence)
Reference: Gavin DR; Ross HE; Skinner HA. Diagnostic validity of the Drug Abuse Screening Test in the assessment of DSM-III drug disorders. British Journal of Addiction 84(3): 301-307, 1989. (23 refs.)
Alcohol Screening Test
Answer: Yes / No
Do you feel you are a normal drinker? (“Normal” is defined as drinking as much or less than most other people.)
Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember part of the evening before?
Does your wife, husband or parents ever worry or complain about your drinking?
Can you stop drinking without a struggle after one or two drinks?
Do you ever feel bad about your drinking?
Do friends or relatives think you are a normal drinker?
Do you ever try to limit your drinking to certain times of the day or to certain places?
Are you always able to stop drinking when you want to? 5
Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous AA?
Have you gotten into fights when drinking?
Has drinking ever created problems with you and your wife, husband?
Has your wife, husband or other family member ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
Have you ever lost friends or girlfriends/boyfriends because of your drinking?
Have you ever gotten into trouble at work because of drinking?
Have you ever lost a job because of drinking?
Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for 2 or more days in a row because you were drinking?
Do you ever drink before noon?
Have you ever been told you have liver trouble? Cirrhosis?
Have you ever had delirium tremens (DTs), severe shaking, after heavy drinking?
Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
Have you ever been in a hospital because of your drinking?
Have you ever been a patient in a psychiatric hospital or on a psychiatric ward of a general hospital where drinking was part of the problem?
Have you ever been seen at a psychiatric or mental health clinic, or gone to a doctor, social worker, or clergyman for help with an emotional problem in which drinking has played a part?
Have you ever been arrested, even for a few hours, because of drunk behavior?
Have you ever been arrested for drunk driving or driving after drinking?
Each item = 1 point
3 points, nonalcoholic
4 points, suggestive of alcoholism
5 or more, indicates alcoholism
Reference: Selzer ML. The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test: The quest for a new diagnostic instrument. American Journal of Psychiatry 127(12): 1653-1658, 1971. Bibliography on MAST
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