Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS): description, strengths and knowledge gaps

Jane Fischer, Ann Roche, Vinita Duraisingam

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Screening is crucial for detecting risky alcohol and other drug use. As part of the development of an online collection of commonly used AOD screening tools, a desktop review of the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) was conducted to ascertain appropriate populations, diagnostics, clinical utility, resources and knowledge gaps. This overview is the result of that review.
Original languageEnglish
Typescreening: withdrawal
Media of outputonline
PublisherNational Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021


  • screening
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • SDS


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