In the next chapter more information will be provided about patient-treatment matching, an important outcome of assessment. Substance Abuse Assessment Instruments Instrument Name Description Cost Contact/Source Adolescent Drinking Index This is a 24-item paper and pencil test self-report rating scale intended to measure the severity of drinking problems. Completion time is about 5 minutes; youth need fifth grade reading skills (Hoshino, 1992; McLellan & Dembo, 1992). $47.00 for manual and 25 test booklets Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. P.O. Box 998 Odessa, FL 33556 1-800-331-TEST
Adolescent Drinking Inventory This is a 25-question self- report instrument to screen adolescents. It focuses on drinking-related loss of control and social, psychological and physical symptoms of alcohol problems (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA], 1990). 25 manuals for $47.00 Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. P.O. Box 998 Odessa, FL 33556 1-800-331-TEST Adolescent Drug Involvement Scale Paper and pencil drug abuse screening instrument adapted from the Adolescent Involvement Scal (Hoshino, 1992). No charge D. Paul Moberg Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation 433 West Washington Ave., Suite 500 Madison, WI 53703 Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS) This is a 25-item multiple- choice questionnaire to assess the Alcohol Dependence Syndrome. It is derived from the Alcohol Use Inventory. It yields an index of severity of alcohol dependence (Crist & Milby, 1990; NIAAA, 1990). $6.50 per instrument in packages of 25; users guide, $14.50; both, $15.00 Addiction Research Foundation 33 Russell St. Toronto, Ontario M5S- 2S1, Canada (800) 661-1111 Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire Used to gauge high risk circumstances that may lead to alcohol use (NIAAA, 1991). No charge Dr. Mark Goldman Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Institute Department of Psychology BEH 339 University of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620 (813) 974-6963 American Drug and Alcohol Survey (ADAS) This is a 57-item self-report instrument. It requires 20 to 25 minutes to complete. It develops a typology of 9 styles of use of drugs that are listed in order of increasing severity of drug involvement (McLellan & Dembo, 1992). $1.00 per test RMBSI, Inc. 2100 W. Drake Rd., Suite 144 Fort Collins, CO 80526 1-800-447-6354 Assessment of Chemical Health Inventory (ACHI) This 128-item self- administered instrument assesses the nature and extent of substance abuse and associated psychosocial problems and facilitates communication between treatment providers. It can be taken and scored on a computer. There is also a paper and pencil format. It screens for random, inattentive, or inconsistent test-taking behavior and for $287.50 for 50 sets of tests, includes tests, user manual, and floppy disk Recovery Software, Inc. 7401 Metro Blvd., Suite 445 Minneapolis, MN 55439 (612) 831-5835
defensiveness, exaggeration, or social desirability tendencies. The test requires a sixth grade reading level and takes 15 to 25 minutes to complete. Scoring is done by computer in 2 to 4 minutes (McLellan & Dembo, 1992).
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