Drug & Alcohol Assessment & Treatment – SASSI & PESQ

At Life Steps we have Therapists who are certified and experienced to conduct assessments and counsel on Drug and Alcohol issues. Assessment is a vital first step to recovery. Our staff can offer specific screening tools which can be utilized by concerned family members, employers, attorneys and even treatment facilities.

The SASSI (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory), is one of the most widely used proprietary screening tools in the United States. This tool is different from others; it contains both subtle and face valid items validated to screen for high or low probability of having a substance use disorder. Described as effective in identifying those in denial or deliberately trying to conceal their substance use, it is longer than brief face valid screens.

The PESQ (Personal Experience Screening Questionnaire) is a 40-item substance abuse screening instrument to be used with 12 to 18 year olds. The PESQ includes a scale that measures the severity of the drinking problem, drug use history, select psycho social problems, and response distortion tendencies.

Our staff with work with you to determine how to best treat the individual for his or her substance abuse or addiction.