Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory - Third Edition
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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


Product Details

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
  • Defensiveness
  • 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)

Spanish Edition
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.

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Manual Scoring
  • Kits



  • SASSI-Adolescent Introductory Kit

    Includes SASSI Manual, SASSI-A2 User's Guide, 25 Questionnaires and Profiles, Scoring Key, and Sample Scored Questionnaire and Profile

  • Spanish SASSI Introductory Kit

    Includes Administration and Scoring Instructions, Development and Validation of the Spanish SASSI, 25 Questionnaires and Profiles, Sample Scored Questionnaire and Profile, Scoring Key, and an English translation of the test

  • Administration Materials



  • SASSI-Adolescent Questionnaires and Profiles

    Pkg of 25

  • Spanish SASSI Questionnaires and Profiles
    Pkg of 25
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