Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory Paper

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Amy McGraw 1 Amy McGraw Assessment and Counseling Kristy L. Hardwick April 23, 2010 The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory is referred to as the SASSI. Dr. Glenn A. Miller developed the SASSI for a screening questionnaire to discover if people have a high likelihood of substance dependence disorder. Dr. Glenn Miller dreamed of owning his own business and making it grow and thrive. The business opened and was close to where the family lived. Dr. Miller and his wife called their new business “Quest for Camelot.” In 1967 Dr. Miller earned his Ph.D. from Illinois University in Clinical Psychology where he specialized in assessment. Several years later Dr. Miller was working as a consultant to the court system. He was the first to run the federally…show more content…
Also, will help an individual to engage and motivate in their care plan. This assessment is to find out if an individual meets the standards in the mental health area in which the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is used. The SASSI 3 is 93% accurate and the SASSI A2 is 95% accurate. Although it is a good chance of being diagnosed properly but there is a 6% probability that an individual will be undiagnosed based on the SASSI scores. The SASSI-A2 is created to monitor individuals who are between the ages of 12 to 18 years of age. It is easy and a short one-page paper-and-pencil survey that can be completed in around 10 to 15 minutes. The SASSI does not require high level of reading skills. The survey may be read allowed to the client so the client can answer and understand the questions. There are some questions on the SASSI that ask how often an individual may have had certain experiences directly related to alcohol and other drugs. These questions are answered on a four-point scale, this may vary from never to often. Some of the items that
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