Clinician Drug Use Scale

Original/alternative title:  DUS


The DUS is a single item screening tool to be used by clinicians rating the drug use of their own patients with severe mental illness.


Additional information

Drake RE, Mueser KT, McHugo GJ. Clinician rating scales: Alcohol Use Scale (AUS), Drug Use Scale (DUS), and Substance Abuse Treatment Scale (SATS). IN: Outcomes Assessment in Clinical Practice. Edited by Sederer, L, and Dickey, B. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1996.

Long CG; Hollin CR. Assessing comorbid substance use in detained psychiatric patients: issues and instruments for evaluating treatment outcome. Substance Use and Misuse 2009; 44(11):1602-1641.