World Health Organization – Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (WHO-ASSIST)

The World Health Organization – Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (WHO-ASSIST) is an 8-item questionnaire that measures an individual’s use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs across his/her lifetime and in the past 3 months.

ITEM CODING

Item 1 requires a “yes”/”no” response while items 2-8 are scored on a scale from 1 to 5):

1 = Never

2 = Once or twice

3 = Monthly

4 = Weekly

5 = Daily or almost daily

SCALES

RESOURCE FILES

WHO-ASSIST Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax

REFERENCES

Group, W. H. O. (2002). The alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test (ASSIST): development, reliability and feasibility. Addiction, 97(9), 1183-1194.