Searchable Title

Cocaine Selective Severity Assessment (CSSA) 1998

Reference Type

Web Page

Authors, Section

Kampman, Kyle; Volpicelli, Joseph R.; McGinnis, David E.; Alterman, Arthur I.; Weinrieb, Robert M.; D'Angelo, Lisa; Epperson, Louise E.

Title, Section

Cocaine Selective Severity Assessment (CSSA) 1998

Publication Year



Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

Place of Publication

Seattle, WA




Scores for the CSSA are obtained by having subjects record the highest intensity and frequency of cocaine craving experienced during the preceeding 24 hours using 90-mm modified visual analog scales. Eight perpendicular hatch marks divided the 90-mm line corresponding to numbers 0 to 7 (see source reference for a diagram of the visual analog scale and hatch marks). The numbered hatch mark closest to the patient's mark was recorded as the score. Typically, 0 represented no symptoms and 7 the most severe. The maximum possible total CSSA Score is 112.