FREE Medication Abuse Screening Test

Welcome to your Free Medication Abuse Screening 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)?

Do you use more than one pharmacy to fill these medications?
Do you ever find yourself needing rapid increases of these meds to help you find relief of symptoms?
Are there times when medications are unsuccessful to control your pain, assist with sleep or calm your nerves?
Do you have an urge or a feeling to use the medications daily or even several times per day?
Have your medications created problems with your friends or family?
Do you feel sick or show unusual symptoms when you stop taking your medications?
Do you ever feel bad or guilty about taking these medications?
Have you ever been instructed to stop taking the medications but refused or were unable to stop?