Simple Screening Instrument for Substance Abuse

Simple Screening Instrument for Substance Abuse

Definition

The Simple Screening Instrument for Substance Abuse (SSI-SA) is a 16-item scale designed to encompass a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms for substance use disorders, and particularly to screen patients in mental health settings for co-occurring substance abuse disorders. These conditions are characterized by substance use that leads to negative physical, social, and/or emotional consequences and loss of control over one's pattern and amount of consumption of the substance(s) of abuse. The SSI-SA was developed by the consensus panel of Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 11, Simple Screening Instruments for Outreach for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Infectious Diseases (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 1994c).

Domains

Substance Use

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

15 years and above

Estimated time

10 to 15 minutes

Attribution

Consensus panel of Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 11, Simple Screening Instruments for Outreach for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Infectious Diseases (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 1994c).