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Identifying and Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use Disorders 

Identifying and Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use Disorders
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Identifying and Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use Disorders
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Linda Carter Sobell

, Mark B. Sobell

, and Sean M. Robinson

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199845491.003.0007
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date: 21 September 2017

Chapter 7 explores identifying and assessing alcohol, drug, and tobacco use disorders. It summarises issues critical to conducting successful assessments (including setting the client at ease, the accuracy of self-reports, readiness to change, motivational interviewing techniques, and psychiatric comorbidity) and reviews clinically useful and psychometrically sound measures for assessment (including Alcohol Use Disorders Identifi cation Test (AUDIT), Drug Use Disorders Identifi cation Test (DUDIT), Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10), Timeline Followback (TLFB), Brief Drug Taking Confi dence Questionnaire (BDTCQ) and Readiness to Change Ruler (RCR)).

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