The following questions concern your potential involvement with drugs, not alcohol. When you answer the questions, remember that the term “drug abuse” does not include alcohol. Instead, it refers to your use of prescribed or over the counter drugs in excess of the recommended dosage. For example, if you were given a prescription for pain killers, but took more than you were supposed to, that would be included. The phrase “drug abuse” also includes any non-medical drug use, including illegal drugs. This includes substances like marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, LSD, and heroin.
Remember that the term “drug abuse” does not include alcohol. You can take the alcohol self-test here.
If you have difficulty with a statement, then choose the response that is mostly right. These questions refer to the past 12 months.
The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was developed by Harvey A. Skinner, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto.