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.
What is 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, weaknesses, and diagnostic concerns.
An Overview of the PLSAR
The PLSAR provides diagnostic scales to identify if an individual currently meets criteria for a substance abuse disorder, critical risk scales for determining if there are immediate risks for continued use or that would challenge sobriety, and recovery and relapse prediction scales to identify present factors most highly associated with sustained recovery or potential for relapse.
What Does the PLSAR Measure?
The PLSAR Provides Complete Interpretations for:
Diagnostic Scales for 9 Areas
Critical/Immediate Risk Scales
Relapse and Recovery Prediction Scales
Across 12 Dimensions the Recovery Prediction Scales measure:
Mental Health and Wellness
Purpose and Fulfillment
Measuring Substance Abuse
The PLSAR diagnostic scales measures if an individual meets the criterion for a wide variety of substances abuse disorders including:
- Prescription Opioids
- Prescriptions Stimulants
- Illicit Stimulants
- Illicit Opiates
- Other Substance Use
- Attitude Towards Marijuana
Measuring Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery
The Relapse and Recovery Prediction scales examine external factors, mental health and wellness, and purpose and fulfillment using 12 scales.
All categories are empirically derived and based on research that identified key indicators that promote recovery or signify risk for relapse.
The PLSAR was designed to be capable of repeated assessments over time or to be valuable as a tool only used once.
In What Settings Is the PLSAR Useful?
The PLSAR was designed to be useful for anyone who serves a population struggling with substance abuse treatment, addiction recovery, or identifying substance issues.
The PLSAR can be used in any setting where substance abuse is addressed including substance abuse treatment programs, rehabs, PHP programs, correctional facilities, opiate addiction treatment centers, hospitals, sober living facilities, sobriety programs, inpatient treatment, at-risk veteran programs, and numerous other settings who help manage those struggling with substance abuse and sobriety.
Instant and Comprehensive Results
After completing the PLSAR, a detailed and in-depth report is immediately delivered.
A comprehensive profile and analysis of the diagnostic scales, critical risk scales, and 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.