The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, or SMAST for short, is a fast and reliable alcoholic test that can diagnose alcohol dependency.
The SMAST test is comprised of questions taken directly from the longer Michigan Alcohol Screening Test.
It only has 13 questions as opposed to the 24 of its big brother the MAST. This means it can be used in situations that require a swift assessment.
Research has shown that, although not as comprehensive as the MAST test, the SMAST is accurate and a good way to diagnose if someone is abusing alcohol or is an alcoholic.
As with the longer MAST test there are points associated with each answer. It is important to keep track of your tally before checking what your score means.
Deborah Morrow, M.S. Addiction Psychology, is the director of treatment programs for The Alcoholism Guide website. In her practice Deborah provides on-line coaching and support for those dependent on alcohol or who require other services such as relapse prevention or court mandated services. (Read More)
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