Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Substance Use Disorders Diagnostic Schedule (SUDDS-IV)


Barriers Identified
Substance Abuse and Dependence (also screens for depression and anxiety indicators)

Number and Types of Questions
Sixty-four multiple choice and frequency scaled questions. Covers general information, stress, anxiety, depression, smoking, specific drug and alcohol use, and effects of substance use.

Target Population
Developed for arrestees; considered appropriate for general population suspected of substance abuse or dependence

Methodological Information
Described as providing "definitive support" for substance-specific abuse or dependence diagnosis based on DSM-IV criteria.6

Can be used as a routine part of clinical intake or part of a substancerelated diagnostic workup. Can be administered in a comprehensive interview or in segments. Requires 35-45 minutes to complete; scoring can be completed within five minutes.

$23.00 for an Administration Guide plus five interviews; $62.50 for additional sets of 25 interviews

Source or Publisher
Norman G. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Patricia A. Harrison, Ph.D.
Evince Clinical Assessments
P.O. Box 17305
Smithfield, RI 02917

State(s) Believed to be Using
North Carolina

6  The DSM-IV is a diagnostic criteria manual discussed in Question Five.

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