Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10)
DAST is a 10-item screening tool of drug use in the past 12 months, that can be patient or clinician administered.
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Steps on how to print your input & results:
1. Fill in the calculator/tool with your values and/or your answer choices and press Calculate.
2. Then you can click on the Print button to open a PDF in a separate window with the inputs and results. You can further save the PDF or print it.
Please note that once you have closed the PDF you need to click on the Calculate button before you try opening it again, otherwise the input and/or results may not appear in the pdf.
"Drug abuse" refers to:
- (1) the use of prescribed or over‐the‐counter drugs in excess of the directions;
- (2) any nonmedical use of drugs.
Each “Yes” question scores 1 point with the exception of item 3, where the “No” question scores 1 point.
The DAST final score ranges from 0 to 10 and is interpreted as follows:
|Score||Degree of Problems Related to Drug Abuse||Suggested Action|
|0||No problems reported||None at this time|
|1 - 2||Low level||Monitor, re - assess at a later date|
|3 - 5||Moderate level||Further investigation|
|6 - 8||Substantial level||Intensive assessment|
|9 - 10||Severe level||Intensive assessment|