Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire

Original/alternative title:  SADD


The SADD is a 15-item, self-reported, pencil and paper questionnaire. It can also be used as a structured interview. There are three versions of SAAD (15, 14 and 12 items).

The SADD was designed to assess alcohol dependence in the general adult substance-abusing population, primarily on those who are from mildly to moderately alcohol dependent. As reported by the authors in the original publication, the questionnaire was designed to be (i) suitable for patients seeking help with alcohol problems; (ii) a measure of current dependence; (iii) sensitive across the full range of dependence, (iv) sensitive to change over time, and (v) relatively free of socio-cultural influences.

Additional information

Davidson R; Bunting B ; Raistrick D. The homogeneity of the alcohol dependence syndrome : A factor analysis of the SADD questionnaire. British Journal of Addiction 1989;84:907-915.
Davidson R; Raistrick D. The validity of the Short Alcohol Dependence Data (SADD) Questionnaire : A short self-report questionnaire for the assessment of alcohol dependence. British Journal of Addiction 1986;81:217-222.
McMurran M; Hollin CR. The Short Alcohol Dependence Data (SADD) questionnaire : Norms and reliability for male young offenders. British Journal of Addiction 1989;84:315-317.
McMurran M; Hollin CD ; Bowen A. Consistency of alcohol self-report measures in a male young offender population. British Journal of Addiction 1990;85:205-208.