These scales are free to use for either research or practice purposes.

You don’t need to contact me to use them for research or in your clinical practice.

Substance Abuse Self-Stigma Scale

Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for Substance Abuse

Perceived Stigma of Substance Abuse Scale

  • Citation: Luoma, J. B.,O’Hair, A. K., Kohlenberg, B. S., Hayes, S. C., Fletcher, L. (2010). The development and psychometric properties of a new measure of perceived stigma toward substance users. Substance Use and Misuse, 45, 47-57. Download article here.
  • Download the Perceived Stigma of Substance Abuse Scale and scoring instructions.
  • For researchers interested in this measure, please note that this is a measure of perceived stigma. This isn’t a measure the person’s personal attitudes toward substance users, but a measure of how frequent they think stigma is in society. It’s a measure of perceived public stigma, in other words. You could also call it a measure of stigma awareness. Thus, if you are designing an intervention to reduce stigma in a group, for example health care providers, you wouldn’t expect this measure to go down. It might even go up if people become more aware of the types of stigma targeting substance users. Instead, you need to find a measure of personal stigma toward substance users.

Other scales:

Self-Stigma Treatment Manual and Fidelity Coding System

Anyone looking for the treatment manual that I helped create for shame and self-stigma related to substance use can find it here. Any ACBS member can download it free of charge and use it in your research.

The fidelity coding  manual is also found at that website.