Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS): User's Guide

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Harvey A Skinner and John L. Horn


Format: Paper • Series: ADS 


The ADS provides a quantitative measure of the severity of alcohol dependence consistent with the concept of the alcohol dependence. The 25 items cover:

  • alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • impaired control over drinking
  • awareness of a compulsion to drink
  • increased tolerance to alcohol
  • salience of drink-seeking behavior.

The ADS is widely used as a research and clinical tool, and studies have found the instrument to be reliable and valid. The printed instructions for the ADS refer to the past 12-month period. However, instructions can be altered for use as a outcome measure at selected intervals (e.g., 6 months, 12 months, 24 months) following treatment. Use of the ADS has been reported mostly for clinical adult samples, however, studies have used the instrument in general population and correctional settings. The ADS has been found to have excellent predictive value with respect to a DSM diagnosis. Moreover, the ADS yields a measure of the severity of dependence that is important for treatment planning, especially with respect to the intensity of treatment.

Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS): Questionnaire

Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS): Kit--User's Guide and Questionnaires


This product is available in English only.
Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.

Pages: 34 • Published: 1984 • ISBN: 9780888680914 (print) •  Product Code: PG010

 


Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.
This product is available in English only.