Predictor of Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery

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An Overview of the PLSAR

  • 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.

  • The PLSAR is a self-report measure and can be completed in under 10 minutes and it is entirely digital and self-scoring.
  • No interpretation is necessary as a comprehensive report is provided for every administration identifying primary strengths and weaknesses.

Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery

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:

External Factors

Communication About Addiction
Environmental Factors

Mental Health and Wellness

Stress Tolerance and Ability to Relax
Illness and Chronic Pain
Physical Activity

Purpose and Fulfillment

Ability to Overcome Setbacks
Sense of Choice
Sense of Purpose

Critical Risks

Examines risk factors strongly correlated with substance abuse relapse.

Impact of Racial Discrimination on Recovery

Indicates if an individual who been the victim of discrimination and the impact on substance use.

Who Takes the PLSAR?

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

Drug court assessments
Substance abuse treatment programs
PHP programs

Correctional facilities
Opiate addiction treatment centers

Sober living facilities
Sobriety programs
At-risk veteran programs

PLSAR Versions for Specific Communities

  • PLSAR Native American

  • PLSAR for Rural Communities

  • PLSAR Inpatient

  • Additional versions forthcoming 

Family Support Guides for Each Version

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