INSTRUCTIONS The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) is a screening tool for the abuse of drugs other than alcohol. The following questions concern information about your involvement with drugs. Drug abuse refers to (1) the use of prescribed or \u201cover-the-counter\u201d drugs in excess of the directions, and (2) any non-medical use of drugs. Consider the past year (12 months) and carefully read each statement. Then decide whether your answer is YES or NO and check the appropriate space. Please be sure to answer every question.