The Substances and Choices Scale or the SACS, is a questionnaire that Altered High workers use routinely with young people who attend our service.
It’s useful to help get an idea of the range of difficulties young people might have with their alcohol and/or drugs. It’s also used it to measure progress… if your SACS score goes down, that’s good!
You might be interested in doing the SACS as a way to see if your alcohol and drug problems are serious or not.
If you’d like to check it out The Low Down has an electronic test here. If you score 3 or more on the SACS it might be worth talking to someone a bit more about things. If you score 5 or more, it could be worth considering some treatment.
The Low Down is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression or anxiety.
If you live in the Auckland get in touch. That’s why we are here.