Comparison Checklist

Searching for an alcohol, drug or substance (alcohol & drugs) abuse assessment instrument or test can be frustrating, time consuming and disappointing. The following checklist should be helpful. This checklist itemizes assessment and screening qualities for comparison. The “Other” column represents any other test you might want to compare to the Alcohol-Drug-Screen (ADS) test.

Test Comparison Checklist

Comparison Categories



Designed Specifically for Substance Abuse Assessment

Truthfulness Scale to Detect Denial and Faking

Truth-Corrected Scores for Accuracy

Alcohol Scale Measures Drinking Severity

Drug Scale Measures Licit and Illicit Drug Use

Stress Management Scale Measures Coping Skills

DSM-5 Substance Use Disorder Classification

Sound Basis for Decisions

Stress Management Scale

Test Administration Time: 15 to 20 Minutes

On-Site Reports Scored & Printed Within 2½ Minutes

Delete Names Proprietary Procedure – Free

HIPAA Compliant (Federal Regulation)

ASAM Compatible

Test Data Input Verification (Accuracy) – Free

Built-In Database

Annual Database Analysis – Free

Comprehensive Assessment

Specific Scale Score Recommendations

Human Voice Audio (For Reading Impaired) – Free

English & Spanish Versions

Convenience (Affordable 24/7)

An Evidence Based Test

Reliability & Validity Research Available

Live Online Chat – Free

Optical Scanner Scoring

Free Staff Training

Strong Accountability of Results

Free Test Upgrades

Affordable Testing with Volume Discounts

30 Day Money Back Guarantee