Developed by Deen Mohd, the DAST-23 has proven to be accurate in assessing the presence and severity of drug abuse or substance use problems. The DAST-23 covers various aspects of drug use, such as consequences, frequency, quantity, and dependence.
Below are the 23 questions related to your behavior and drug use experiences. Choose the most appropriate response that best describes your drug use behavior.
Interpreting the DrD-DAST-23©
Drdeenz’s technical team has worked hard to develop tools that can accurately score responses. This means that your responses are scored, and each response has its own positive and negative scoring. The total score provides an indication of the severity and level of risk associated with drug abuse.
Low Level: No problems reported, This level suggests that individual has a very low level of drug abuse with no consequences and impairment in daily functioning.
Mild Level: This level indicates that the individual has a low level with limited negative consequences and minimal impairment in daily functioning.
Moderate level: Individuals with a moderate level of drug abuse experience negative consequences and impairments in various areas of life, including social, economic, mental and physical health issues.
Substantial level: This suggests that the individuals have a sever drug abuse effect but not too severe and they are likely experiencing notable negative consequences and impairment in various areas of your life due to drug use including social, economic, mental and physical health issues.
Severe level: This level represents a high level of drug abuse, characterized by significant negative consequences, severe impairment in daily functioning, and an increased risk of physical, social and psychological harm.