What is SURE?
SURE is a psychometrically valid, quick and easy-to-complete outcome measure, developed with unprecedented input from people in recovery. It can be used alongside, or instead of, existing outcome tools.
‘SURE’ measures recovery from drug and alcohol dependence
‘SURE’ is completed by people in recovery (not by clinicians, researchers or others)
‘SURE’ has good face and content validity, acceptability and usability for people in recovery
SURE’ comprises 21 items (5 factors) and is psychometrically valid, quick and easy-to-complete
‘SURE’ can be used by individuals in private or in a therapeutic context
How to score SURE
Scoring of SURE is simple. There are 21 questions and each question scores 1, 2 or 3. This means it is possible to score between 21 and 63.
For questions numbered 1-3
- Never = 3
- On 1 or 2 days = 3
- On 3 or 4 days = 2
- On 5 or 6 days = 1
- Every day = 1
For questions numbered 4-21
- All of the time = 3
- Most of the time = 3
- A fair amount of the time = 2
- A little of the time = 1
- None of the time = 1
Section C is not scored, but allows you to think through your own priorities in recovery