What is SASSI?

The SASSI psychometric tool is 93% effective health clinician tool to by-pass denial.  It has constructive validity against DSM-5 substance abuse disorder screening.  We supply in paper-based or online form.

Australian Licensed Distributor for SASSI

Help Now Group is the only authorised licensed distributor of the SASSI DSM-5 Substance Abuse Screening tool in Australia

What is the SASSI A4?

SASSI-4 identifies high or low probability of substance use disorders and includes a prescription drug scale that identifies individuals likely to be abusing prescription medications. It also provides a measure of profile validity and clinical insight into level of defensiveness and willingness to acknowledge experienced consequences of substance use disorder.

Adult Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory – 4 (SASSI-4)

Ages:18 years and up
Reading grade Level: 4th – 5th
Accuracy: 92% Based on empirical studies
Administration: 15 minutes to administer and score

For more information head here SASSI a4

What is the SASSi A3?

Identifies high or low probability of substance use disorders in clients 13 to 18 years of age. The SASSI-A3 also provides clinical insight into family and social risk factors, level of defensive responding, consequences of substance misuse teens endorsed, and a prescription drug abuse scale that identifies teens likely to be abusing prescription medication. The SASSI online tool is a great resource for screening for substance abuse disorder and multiple subtle scales when faced with clients.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-A3

Ages: 13 – 18 years
Reading grade Level: 4th
Accuracy: 89% Based on empirical studies
Administration: 15 minutes to administer and score

For more information head to SASSI a3

Looking for hard copy resources?

We provide a few packs for clinicians that would like to have at their practice to work through with clients.  The cost per assessment reduces with the hard copy packs.  Please select which one best works in your practice below
Adult SASSI-4 Starter Kit – Large (100 examinations)
Adult SASSI-4 Starter Kit – Small (25 examinations)
Adolescent SASSI-A3 Starter Kit – Large (100 examinations)
Adolescent SASSI-A3 Starter Kit – Small (25 examinations)
Combination Adult and Adolescent Starter Kit – Small (25-A4, 25A3 examinations)

see below for more details

Integrated page

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please contact us at info@thehelpnow.org

Global research of SASSI

  • URBAN INSTITUTE Justice Policy Center. (2011). The Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation. http://www.drugfree.org.au/images/pdf-files/library/Drug_Courts/412356-MADCE-The-Drug-Court-Experience.pdf
  • Lander, L., Howsare, J., & Byrne, M. (2013). The impact of substance use disorders on families and children: from theory to practice. Social work in public health28(3-4), 194–205. https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2013.759005
  • Benningfield, M. M., Riggs, P., & Stephan, S. H. (2015). The role of schools in substance use prevention and intervention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics24(2), 291-303.
  • Tiburcio, N. J., Baker, S. L., & Kimmell, K. S. (2021). Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Co-Morbidities Among Teens in Treatment: SASSI-A3 Correlations in Screening Scores. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences10(1), 10.

Requirements to administer the SASSI online

You must be a social worker, counselor, psychologist with 2+ post graduate experience in therapeutic settings.  This will need to be validated before purchases are approved.  Where you would like to complete the training on SASSI Clinical Interpretation and SASSI Administration and Scoring please contact us info@thehelpnow.org

What happens after a purchase?

Once you are validated as a SASSI online assessments counselor you will be sent your own individual portal for logging into the SASSI online database within the Help Now Group Pty. Ltd.  This will allow complete privacy of your clients that Help Now Group Pty. Ltd will not have any access to.  You will be provided with support to administer the number of assessments you purchase from us.

What comes with it?

After you have administered an assessment with a client on the portal you will receive an instant interpretation and treatment recommendations.  It will instantly assess against the DSM for substance use disorder and also provide many other details regarding where the client is at. For a sample report head here Sample SASSI report

SASSI Online Pricing Table

Bulk Pricing Applies and please select the radio button with the appropriate group

QuantityPrice per examination#of examinationsTotal Cost (excl GST)
 1-9$22.449$201.99
 10-24$17.9624$430.92
 25-49$15.2649$747.83
 100-499$13.0299$1,288.72

 

SASSI Hard Copy Pricing Table

Packaging prices subject to change on local printing prices. Prices are depending on printer supply. Please order ahead of time due to delays with our local Australian printing companies and shipping due to Covid

Adult A4 Large 100

1 – Adult SASSI-4 User’s Guide/Manual
1 – Adult SASSI-4 Scoring Key
100 – Adult SASSI-4 Questionnaire Forms
100 – Adult SASSI-4 Male/Female Profile Sheets

AU$475.81
Adult A4 Small (25)

1 – Adult SASSI-4 User’s Guide/Manual
1 – Adult SASSI-4 Scoring Key
25 – Adult SASSI-4 Questionnaire Forms
25 – Adult SASSI-4 Male/Female Profile Sheets

AU$269.33
Adolescent A3 Large 100

1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 User’s Guide
1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Manual
1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Scoring Key
100 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Questionnaire Forms
100 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Male/Female Profile Sheets

AU$475.81
Adolescent A3 Small 25

1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 User’s Guide
1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Manual
1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Scoring Key
25 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Questionnaire Forms
25 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Male/Female Profile Sheets

AU$269.33
Combo Adult A4(25) + Adolescent A3(25)

1 – Adult SASSI-4 User’s Guide/Manual
1 – Adult SASSI-4 Scoring Key
25 – Adult SASSI-4 Questionnaire Forms
25 – Adult SASSI-4 Male/Female Profile Sheets

1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 User’s Guide
1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Manual
1 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Scoring Key
25 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Questionnaire Forms
25 – Adolescent SASSI-A3 Male/Female Profile Sheets

AU$511.72