The DAST-10 is a brief self-report instrument commonly used to screen for drug abuse problems.
Created by Dr. Harvey A. Skinner. May be reproduced for non-commercial use. Copyright is held by Dr. Skinner and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health
Below are a list of questions about your potential involvement with drugs, excluding alcohol and tobacco, during the past 12 months.When the words “drug abuse” are used, they mean the use of prescribed or over‐the‐counter medications/drugs in excess of the directions and any non‐medical use of drugs. The various classes of drugs may include: cannabis (e.g., marijuana, hash), solvents, 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 alcohol or tobacco.If you have difficulty with a statement, then choose the response that is mostly right. You may choose to answer or not answer any of the questions in this section.
Self-report scales are for screening purposes only, and must be interpreted by a qualified health professional in conjunction with clinical assessment.
They cannot be used alone for diagnostic or treatment purposes.