The ASUDS-R is a 123 item psychometric-based, self-report, differential screening instrument, designed and normed for impaired driving
offenders. It is appropriate for clients 16 years or older, and may be administered by self report or interview format. The ASUDS-R
meets the needs of a self-report instrument that is an essential component of a convergent validation approach to the assessment of
patterns and problems associated AOD (alcohol and other drugs) use within impaired driving populations. The ASUDS-R contains all of
the scales of the Adult Substance Use Survey-Revised and also includes a scale measuring involvement and problems related to alcohol
use and a scale measuring driving risk behavior.
The ASUDS-R assesses an individual's AOD use involvement in ten categories of drugs, and measures the degree of disruption that might
result from the use of these drugs. Three supplemental scales provide a differential assessment of disruptive AOD use outcomes which
are subscales of the general DISRUPTION scale. The ASUDS-R provides a specific measure of the degree of involvement in the use of
alcohol, and a specific measure of driving-risk attitudes and behaviors. There is an AOD use benefits scale. It also provides a
screen for emotional or mood adjustment problems, a measure of social non-conformity, a measure of legal non-conformity, a measure of
defensiveness or resistance to self-disclosure, and a scale to assess motivation and readiness for treatment. It provides measures of
AOD involvement and legal conforming for the most recent six month period the client has been in the community.