FREE Drug Abuse Test

Welcome to your FREE Drug Abuse Test

Kindly complete the questionnaire so that we can evaluate your condition according to the options you select.

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 Scoring Options

This measure is valid using a number of different scoring methods. We have highlighted three scoring methods that we believe to be the most useful.

Option 1:

One method of scoring the LSC-R is to simply give one point to each positively endorsed stressor (the numbered questions), count up the total, and assign an overall Life Stressor score to each participant. The scores range from 0-30.

Option 2:

The second option is to score the LSC-R by assigning weights to the person’s endorsed life stressors. This score, ranging from 0-150, reflects a person’s subjective rating of how a life stressor affected the person’s life in the past year. Each positively endorsed life stressor would be assigned points ranging from 1-5 according to the marked number in lettered question “e.”

Option 3:

This method identifies the person’s number of positively endorsed life stressors that reflect the DSM-IV Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria A for having experienced a traumatic event. Points are assigned only when a life stressor is positively endorsed as well as questions “c” and “d,” reflecting the DSM-IV criteria for experiencing a traumatic life event. You will notice that options c and d are only available for selected questions as appropriate for DSM-IV criteria. Some researchers have found it useful to use this scoring option in conjunction with Option 1, where there is a score for high magnitude stressors (criteria A stressors) and low magnitude stressors (other significant stressful events).

1. Have you ever been in a serious disaster (for example, an earthquake, hurricane,large fire, explosion)?

Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?
Can you get through the week without using drugs?
Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to?
Have you had "blackouts" or "flashbacks" as a result of drug use?
Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?
Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs?
Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?
Have you been in trouble at work (or school) because of drug abuse?
Have you lost your job because of drug abuse?
Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs?
Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?
Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs?
Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?
Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use? (E.g. memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.)
Have you gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?
Have you been involved in a treatment program specifically related to drug use?