Severity of Dependence Scales (SDS)

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SDS: Interpretation of Scores

The higher the score the more likely presence of psychological dependence.

Gossop, M., Darke, S., Griffiths, P., Hando, J., Powis, B., Hall, W. & Strang, J. 1995, ‘The Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS): Psychometric Properties of the SDS in English and Australian Samples of Heroin, Cocaine and Amphetamine Users’, Addiction, vol. 90, pp. 607– 614.