Do you think you might be addicted to drugs? Do you think you could benefit from substance abuse treatment? This simple drug screening test, referred to as the DAST-10, can help you answer these questions.
This self-assessment should not be considered as a final diagnosis, but can be your first step in determining whether your substance use habits are cause for concern. Please consult a medical professional if this self-screening indicates a likelihood for drug abuse or addiction.
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 nonmedical 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 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.