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Drug Use Questionnaire (DAST-10)

How to Use

Each question requires a “yes” or “no” response and can be administered by the clinician or self-administered by the patient. Drug abuse refers to the use of either prescribed or over-the-counter drugs in excess of the directions, as well as any nonmedical use of drugs.



How to Score

Each “yes” response = 1

Sensitivity: 80-85%
Specificity: 78-88%
Yudko E et al. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2007;32:189–198.

Use of the AUDIT and the DAST-10 to identify alcohol and drug use disorders among adults with a severe and persistent mental illness. By Maisto, Stephen A.; Carey, Michael P.; Carey, Kate B.; Gordon, Christopher M.; Gleason, John R. Psychological Assessment . 2000 Jun Vol 12(2) 186-192.
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