The SASSI-A2 identifies 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.
- 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.
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