Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory - Third Edition
Overview: Quickly identify adolescents and adults likely to have a substance abuse disorder
Age Range: Adolescent Form: 12-18 years; Adult and Spanish Forms: 18+ years
Other Languages: English/Spanish
Administration: Individual or group; Paper-and-pencil; Individuals 12:0-18:0 (SASSI-A2) and 18:0 and older (SASSI-3 and Spanish SASSI)
Completion Time: 15 to 20 minutes to administer and score
Forms: Three: Adolescent, Adult, Spanish
Norms: Cutoff scores based on validation studies
Scoring Options: Manual Scoring
Publication Date: 1997
Use the self-report Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory—Third Edition (SASSI–3) and Adolescent Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI–A2) to help you accurately identify adolescents and adults with a high probability of having a substance abuse disorder.
These instruments help guide appropriate treatment and are useful in a variety of settings. Both are effective even with those unable or unwilling to acknowledge relevant behaviors.
SASSI–3subscales also evaluate:
- Attitude toward assessment
- Ability to acknowledge problems
- Risk of legal problems
- Emotional pain
SASSI–A2includes five new scales:
- Family & Friends Risk Scale
- Attitudes Toward Substance Abuse
- Symptoms of Substance Misuse
- Validity Check
- Secondary Classification Scale (helps distinguish between substance dependence and abuse)
The Spanish SASSI was validated primarily on males 18 years and older. The Administration and Scoring Instructions provide information on the development of the Spanish SASSI, detailed instructions on administration and scoring, and guidelines for interpreting results.