The DSM-5 Checklist (DSM5) is an 11-item questionnaire that measures the degree (mild, moderate, severe) to which an individual meets diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder.
Each item is scored as yes or no in response to whether or not the statement describes the participant’s drinking or drug use over the past 12 months. All “Yes” responses indicate problems associated with drinking:
0 = No
1 = Yes
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association. (under Alcohol Use Disorders)