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Adolescent Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory

©1990-2013 Miller Woods, LLC

Identifies an adolescent's probability of having a substance abuse disorder
Paper and pencil
Age range:
12 years to 18 years
15 minutes to administer and score
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Now available! The SASSI-A3 is the updated version of this test.


The SASSI-A2 helps identify the probability of substance dependence and substance abuse disorders in adolescents and provides clinical insight into family and social risk factors, level of defensive responding, and consequences of substance misuse.

Features and benefits

  • Proven to be effective even with individuals who are unable or unwilling to acknowledge relevant behaviors.
  • Two scales indicate whether further evaluation may be needed; other scales measure the perceived risk posed by the adolescent’s family and friends, the adolescent’s attitudes toward substance use, and the perceived consequences of substance misuse.
  • Empirically validated as a screening instrument for substance use disorders (for both substance dependence and substance abuse): 94% overall accuracy rate for substance use disorders, 96% accuracy rate for substance dependence, and 90% accuracy rate for substance abuse.

Note: Due to licensing restrictions, this product may not be sold in Australia or New Zealand.