Severity of Dependence Scale

The Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) is a 5-item self-administered questionnaire that provides a score indicating the severity of drug dependence. The SDS provides a brief measure of the psychological aspects of dependence experienced by users of various types of illicit drugs.

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First used: 01 January 1970

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