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(p. 37) Assessing Alcohol Use and Problems 

(p. 37) Assessing Alcohol Use and Problems
(p. 37) Assessing Alcohol Use and Problems

Barbara S. McCrady

and Elizabeth E. Epstein

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date: 13 August 2020

Chapter 3 discusses processes for assessing alcohol use and provides an assessment protocol for use with couples, including both semi-structured clinical interviews and self-report measures. The chapter first briefly reviews areas of assessment that are important, and guides you through administration of the battery, as well as interpretation of results. Assessment methods include a semi-structured clinical interview for DSM-IV-TR Axis I Diagnosis (SCID-I) Alcohol and Drug sections, Drinker’s Inventory of Consequences (DrInC), Beck Depression Inventory and Anxiety Inventory, Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and Modified Conflict Tactics Scale.

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