Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire (SADD)
Raistrick‚ D.‚ Dunbar‚ G.‚ & Davidson‚ R.‚ (1983)
1. Do you rind difficulty in getting the thought of drinking out of your mind?
2. Is getting drunk more important than your next meal?
3. Do you plan your day around when and where you can drink?
4. Do you drink in the morning‚ afternoon and evening?
5. Do you drink for the effect of alcohol without caring what the drink is?
6. Do you drink as much as you want irrespective of what you are doing the next day?
7. Given that many problems might be caused by alcohol do you still drink too much?
8. Do you know that you won't be able to stop drinking once you start?
9. Do you try to control your drinking by giving it up completely for days or weeks at a time?*
10. The morning after a heavy drinking session do you need your first drink to get yourself going?
11. The morning after a heavy drinking session do you wake up with a definite shakiness of your hands?
12. After a heavy drinking session do you wake up and retch or vomit?
13. The morning after a heavy drinking session do you go out of your way to avoid people?
14. After a heavy drinking session do you see frightening things that later you realize were imaginary?
15. Do you go drinking and the next day rind you have forgotten what happened the night before?
This instrument can be found at: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index3556EN.html
1= Never‚ 2= Sometimes‚ 3= Often‚ 4=Nearly Always
Scoring: The 15 items summed for a total score than can range from 0 to 45. Scale totals are interpreted as follows: 1-9 low dependence‚ 10-19 medium dependence‚ and 20 or greater high dependence..
Raistrick‚ D.‚ Dunbar‚ G.‚ & Davidson‚ R.‚ (1983). Development of a questionnaire to measure alcohol dependence. British Journal of the Addiction‚ 78‚ 89-95.