Service to Others in Sobriety Questionnaire

Original/alternative title:  SOS


The SOS assesses recent participation in Alcoholics Anonymous-related helping (AAH) activities pertinent to the daily lives of recovering alcoholics.

It is a brief 12-items self-assessment/treatment satisfaction, which measures levels of alcoholism.

Additional information

Pagano ME, Krentzman AR, Onder CC, Baryak JL, Murphy JL, Zywiak WH, Stout RL. Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS). Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 2010; 28(2):111-127.

Pagano ME, Kelly JF, Scur MD, Ionescu R, Stout RL, Post SG. Assessing youth participation in AA-related helping: Validity of the Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS) questionnaire in an adolescent sample. Am J Addict 2013;22(1):60-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.00322.x