DRUG ABUSE SCREENING TEST (DAST)


1. Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons? ( ) Y ( ) N
2. Have you misused prescription drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
3. Do you misuse more than one drug at a time? ( ) Y ( ) N
4. Can you get through the week without using drugs (other than those required for medical reasons)? ( ) Y ( ) N
5. Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to? ( ) Y ( ) N
6. Do you misuse drugs on a continues basis? ( ) Y ( ) N
7. Do you try to limit your drug use to certain situations? ( ) Y ( ) N
8. Have you had “Blackouts” or “Flashbacks” as aresult of drug use? ( ) Y ( ) N
9. Do you ever feel bad about your drug misuse? ( ) Y ( ) N
10. Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
11. Do your friends or relatives know or suspect you misuse drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
12. Has drug misuse ever created problems between you and your spouse? ( ) Y ( ) N
13. Has any family member ever sought help for problems related to your drug use? ( ) Y ( ) N

Have you ever:


14. Lost friends because of your drug use? ( ) Y ( ) N
15. Neglected your family or missed work because of your use of drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
16. Been in trouble at work because of drug misuse? ( ) Y ( ) N
17. Lost a job because of drug misuse? ( ) Y ( ) N
18. Gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
19. Been arrested because of unusual behavior while under the influence of drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
20. Been arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
21. Engaged in illegal activities to obtain drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
22. Been arrested for possession of illegal drugs? ( ) Y ( ) N
23. Experienced withdrawal symptoms as a result of heavy drug intake? ( ) Y ( ) N
24. Had medical problems as a result oif your drug use (eg, memory lost, hepatitis, convulsions, or bleeding)? ( ) Y ( ) N
25. Gone to anyone for help for a drug problem? ( ) Y ( ) N
26. Been in hospital for medical problems related to your drug use? ( ) Y ( ) N
27. Been involved in a treatment program specifically related to drug use? ( ) Y ( ) N
28. Been treated as an outpatient for problems related to drug dependence or misuse? ( ) Y ( ) N

Scoring:

Each positive response yields 1 point, except for questions 4, 5, and 7 which yield 1 point for a negative response or false direction.
A score greater than 5 requires further evaluation for substance misuse problems.

 

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