The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was designed to provide a brief self-report instrument for population screening, clinical case searching, and treatment evaluation research. Can be used with adults and older young people. The DAST-10 provides a quantitative index of the degree of consequences related to drug abuse. The Adolescent Drug Abuse Screening (DAST-A) test is a valuable tool designed to assess drug use and associated problems in adolescents.
This 28-question questionnaire provides a structured format for detecting and evaluating substance abuse among young people. A DAST scanner looks for vulnerabilities in a running application and then sends automated alerts if it finds faults that allow attacks such as SQL injections, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), and more. The DAST-10 has a very high correlation (R%3d of 0.9 with the longer DAST-20) and has a high internal consistency reliability for a short scale (0.92 for the total sample and 0.74 for the drug addiction sample). The 20-item DAST has excellent internal consistency (alpha) reliability, with 0.95 for the total sample and 0.86 for the drug addiction sample.