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THE DAST: Drug Abuse Screening Test

The Drug Abuse Screening Test was designed to provide a brief method for self-evaluation of any drug abuse problems or issues. This assessment can be used for adults and older youth, and the entire test should only take about five minutes.

Please answer all of the following questions. At the end of the assessment, click “Submit” to receive your results.

Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?


Have you abused prescription drugs?


Can you get through the week without using drugs?


Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to?


Have you had “blackouts” or “flashbacks” as a result of drug use?


Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?


Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs?


Has drug abuse created problems between you and your spouse or your parents?


Have you lost friends because of your use of drugs?


Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?


Have you been in trouble at work because of your use of drugs?


Have you lost a job because of drug abuse?


Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs?


Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?


Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs?


Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?


Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (e.g., memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.)?


Have you gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?


Have you been involved in a treatment program for drug use?


Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?