Teen Addiction Severity Index

Original/alternative title:  T-ASI


The T-ASI is a semistructured interview with 154 items using a multidimensional assessment, 70 ratings in 7 domains. It should be clinician-administered.

It is used for periodic evaluation of adolescent substance use. It is particularly useful for adolescents with psychoactive substance use disorders, adolescents with psychiatric disorders and comorbid psychoactive substance use disorders.

Additional information

Kaminer Y ; Wagner E ; Plummer B ; Seifer R. Validation of the Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI): preliminary findings. American Journal on Addictions 1993; 2(3): 250-254.

Brodey BB, McMullin D, Kaminer Y, Winters KC, Mosshart E, Rosen CS, Brodey IS. Psychometric characteristics of the Teen Addiction Severity Index-Two (T-ASI-2). Subst Abuse 2008;29(2):19-32

Brodey BB, Rosen CS, Winters KC, et.al. Conversion and validation of the Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) for Internet and automated-telephone self-report administration. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 2005;19(1):54-61.