Adult Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory – 4 (SASSI-4)

Identifies high or low probability of substance use disorders and includes a prescription drug scale that identifies individuals likely to be abusing prescription medications. It also provides a measure of profile validity and clinical insight into level of defensiveness and willingness to acknowledge experienced consequences of substance use disorder

Ages:18 years and up
Reading grade Level: 4th – 5th
Accuracy: 92% Based on empirical studies
Administration: 15 minutes to administer and score

Estimates of the Reliability and Criterion Validity of the Adult SASSI-4


Check out SASSI Online for electronic administration and scoring of questionnaires which provides narrative reports on client screening results.


First time orders of the SASSI-4 must include a starter kit.

Small Starter Kits have a 30-day no-risk trial.

 Starter Kits

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    Adult SASSI-4 Starter Kit – Small $140
    Small Starter Kit includes Adult SASSI-4 Manual, SASSI-4 User Guide/Manual, scoring key, and 25 questionnaire forms and profiles.

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    Adult SASSI-4 Starter Kit – Large $250
    Large Starter Kit includes Adult SASSI-4 Manual, SASSI-4 User Guide/Manual, scoring key, and 100 questionnaire forms and profiles.

 Paper & Pencil – à la carte

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    Adult SASSI-4 User Guide/Manual $80
    Non technical, step-by-step information on administering and scoring the SASSI-4. Includes basic information on interpreting profiles.  It also provides detailed information on the development and validation of the SASSI-4 measures.

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    Adult SASSI-4 Questionnaire – Audio CD $25
    A professionally read version of the SASSI-4 on audio CD designed for clients who have reading difficulties. Responses are recorded on the paper questionnaire; please purchase if needed.