Substance Abuse Assessment Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this substance abuse assessment worksheet?

The term “substance abuse” refers to the excessive consumption of alcohol, medications, and other illegal substances. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that there are numerous ways that drugs can impact your body, including: cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, heroin, and other drugs. There are numerous types of therapy that can be used to help cure addiction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), dialectical behaviour therapy (dbt), and motivational interviewing (MI). 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help in identifying a problem, frequency and severity of the drug abuse. This worksheet will give an in-depth understanding of the underlying causes  of problems. Also, it facilitates developing coping strategies and reducing stress. It makes clients able to take further treatment in order to solve their problems.

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet will be utilised during client sessions. This worksheet provides required information regarding client’s drug use and severity level which further helps in making treatment plans according to clients’ problems.


What is an addiction assessment? (2017, May 15). Rehab After Work.

Rowe, C. L., & Liddle, H. A. (2003). Substance abuse. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29(1), 97-120.

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