Drug Screening Questionnaire

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The Drug Screening Questionnaire (DAST) is a brief assessment tool which helps you understand the magnitude and risk of your drug use behavior. By providing a list of drugs you have taken, and then answering 13 brief questions, you can get an assessment of the potential severity of your drug use along with a recommendation for whether or not you should seek assistance.

Take the Drug Screening Questionnaire

Online screening is the quickest and easiest way to determine the severity of your drug use and help you decide whether you should reach out to a professional for help . Your response to this screening tool is anonymous. Your score and additional resources will be shared with your after you click “See my Score.”

Directions: These questions refer to drug use in the past 12 months.

"Drug use" refers to either:

  • The use of prescribed or over‐the‐counter drugs in excess of the directions.
  • Any nonmedical use of drugs.

The various classes of drugs may include methamphetamines (speed, crystal), cocaine, cannabis (marijuana, pot), narcotics (heroin, oxycodone, methadone, etc.), inhalants (paint thinner, aerosol, glue), hallucinogens (LSD, mushrooms), or tranquilizers (valium). The questions do not include alcoholic beverages.

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

2. Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?

3. Are you unable to stop using drugs when you want to?

4. Have you ever had blackouts or flashbacks as a result of drug use?

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

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

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

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

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

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