The PLSAR is a multidimensional assessment tool for individuals who are currently using substances, are in recovery, or have sustained sobriety.

The purpose of the PLSAR is to assess the personal and interpersonal strengths and weaknesses of individuals with a history of substance abuse.

Drawing from decades of substance abuse and recovery research, the PLSAR measures various risk factors most likely to challenge sobriety.

An Overview of the PLSAR

The PLSAR is a self-report measure and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

The PLSAR is entirely digital and self-scoring.

No interpretation is necessary as a comprehensive report is provided for every administration identifying primary strengths and weaknesses.


What Does the PLSAR Measure?

The PLSAR examines how an individual’s external life factors, mental wellbeing, and feelings of purpose and fulfillment are either promoting or obstructing substance abuse recovery. Categories examined include:

Communication About Addiction
Environmental Factors
Stress Tolerance and Ability to Relax
Illness and Chronic Pain
Physical Activity
Ability to Overcome Setbacks
Sense of Choice
Sense of Purpose

Instant and Comprehensive Results

After completing the PLSAR, a detailed and in-depth report is immediately delivered.

A comprehensive profile and analysis of all 12 subgroups is provided.

This report can be used as a way to better understand the factors present that can lead to substance use or as a basis for clinical treatment.

Who Takes the PLSAR?

The PLSAR was designed to be useful for anyone struggling with substance abuse treatment or is in addiction recovery.

The PLSAR can be used for:

  • Drug court assessments
  • Substance abuse treatment programs
  • Rehabs
  • PHP programs
  • Correctional facilities
  • Opiate addiction treatment centers
  • Hospitals
  • Sober living facilities
  • Sobriety programs
  • At-risk veteran programs

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