Substance Abuse and Dependence (alcohol and drug)
Number and Types of Questions
Six 'yes' or 'no' questions (similar to CAGE)
Developed for arrestees; considered appropriate for general popula-
tion suspected of substance abuse or dependence
Two or more positive responses indicate possible abuse or dependence. Using this cut score produces sensitivities in a clinical population for alcohol, cocaine and marijuana of 93 percent, 94 percent, and 82 percent respectively. Specificities for this cut-off are 97 percent, 99 percent, and 97 percent respectively. Four or more positive responses strongly indicate dependence.
Source or Publisher
Norman G. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Evince Clinical Assessments
P.O. Box 17305
Smithfield, RI 02917
State(s) Believed to be Using