Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory

What is it?

SASSI is an alcohol/other drug screening administered by the Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs at Georgia Southern University. It was developed by the SASSI Institute ( and is used to evaluate an individual’s probability of having a substance dependence disorder. Participants complete a questionnaire about their substance use.  They then meet 1-on1 with a trained specialist to evaluate their results in an open, non-judgmental way.

How much does it cost?

The SASSI assessment is FREE for currently enrolled students.

How long will it take?

The session usually lasts 30 minutes.

Where will it take place?

SASSI sessions are held in the Russell Union Room 2022.

Why should I take SASSI?

SASSI is a great service for any student who wants more information about his or her alcohol and/or drug use. Students completing the SASSI will get specific, personalized feedback about their alcohol and other drug use, their risks and their likelihood of having a substance dependence disorder. The instrument is over 94% effective.

Can I use this to meet my court/probation requirement?

With the permission of the student, the Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs can provide a letter verifying completion of a SASSI assessment and including the individual’s score on the instrument. In some cases, this can be used to satisfy legal obligations. Please contact 912-478-2462 for more information on using SASSI for legal purposes.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call 912-478-0108 to schedule an appointment. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM.

Last updated: 6/7/2016

Alcohol and Other Drugs Office • PO Box 8070 • (912) 478-0108 •