Substance Abuse Evaluation Testing

The typical substance abuse evaluation consists of a paper and pen test and a clinical interview.The most commonly used test is the SASSI-3. It  good I idea to respond in an honest fashion otherwise the test indicates covert activity. The second part is the clinical interview. Here the evaluator is exploring the drug or alcohol history so that a determination can be made as to whether he is dealing with an isolated incident or a chronic condition. Again the best policy is to be honest in your responses keeping in mind that you are dealing with an experienced professional.