National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

East San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys Inc.

SASSI – 3 Adult

The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) is a psychological screening measure that helps identify individuals who have a high probability of having a substance dependence disorder (i.e., chemical dependency).  Subtle items that seem unrelated to substance use enable the SASSI to recognize individuals with alcohol and other drug problems even if they do not acknowledge substance misuse or symptoms associated with it. Objective scoring quickly identifies substance dependence with an overall empirically tested accuracy of 93 %-( 94% of substance dependent people are correctly identified; 93% of non-substance dependent people are correctly identified). Interpretations of the SASSI profiles also suggest possibilities that the counselor may find useful in understanding clients and planning their treatment.