Is there a standard way to rank dimensional severity across the six dimensions of ASAM’s criteria?

The most recent edition of ASAM’s criteria describes a rating severity from zero to four in each dimensions. Often severity or risk is described as low, medium or high; by outlining risk from zero to four, ASAM’s criteria provides further granularity and options to be more specific about each dimension’s severity and function. To accurately identify dimensional severity, ratings must be bound in patient history and current clinical presentation (what is described as “History and “Here and Now”) in ASAM’s criteria. More information and a detailed explanation of these concepts is outlined on pages 54 through 58 in The ASAM Criteria, Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions.