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The Fifth Edition of the Addiction Severity Index.
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The clinical and research uses of the ASI over the past 12 years are discussed, emphasizing some special circumstances that affect its administration. Expand
An Improved Diagnostic Evaluation Instrument for Substance Abuse Patients: The Addiction Severity Index
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The use of the ASI is suggested to match patients with treatments and to promote greater comparability of research findings, suggesting the treatment problems of patients are not necessarily related to the severity of their chemical abuse. Expand
New Data from the Addiction Severity Index Reliability and Validity in Three Centers
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The overall conclusion is that the ASI is a reliable and valid instrument that has a wide range of clinical and research applications, and that it may offer advantages in the examination of important issues such as the prediction of treatment outcome, the comparison of different forms of treatment, and the “matching” of patients to treatments. Expand
Drug dependence, a chronic medical illness: implications for treatment, insurance, and outcomes evaluation.
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Evidence that drug (including alcohol) dependence is a chronic medical illness is examined and results suggest that long-term care strategies of medication management and continued monitoring produce lasting benefits. Expand
Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction.
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It is concluded that neuroscience continues to support the brain disease model of addiction, which has led to the development of more effective methods of prevention and treatment and to more informed public health policies. Expand
Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain--Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies.
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Recent research is drawn on to address common misconceptions regarding the abuse-related risks of opioid analgesics and highlight strategies to minimize those risks. Expand
A New Measure of Substance Abuse Treatment Initial Studies of the Treatment Services Review
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The TSR is a 5-minute, technician-administered interview that provides a quantitative profile of the number and types of treatment services received by patients during alcohol and drag abuse rehabilitation and may prove useful in describing and comparing programs in terms of the nature and number of services actually delivered to patients. Expand
Self-help organizations for alcohol and drug problems: toward evidence-based practice and policy.
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Policy options described here that could be implemented by clinicians and program managers include making greater use of empirically-validated self-help group referral methods in both specialty and non-specialty treatment settings and developing a menu of locally available self- help group options that are responsive to client's needs, preferences, and cultural background. Expand
Classical Conditioning in Drug‐Dependent Humans a
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Clinical studies have been instituted to determine whether modification of conditioned responses can influence clinical outcome, and a recently completed study in cocaine addicts has produced evidence that outcome can be improved by a passive extinction technique over an 8-week outpatient treatment program. Expand
Can the national addiction treatment infrastructure support the public's demand for quality care?
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Findings are disturbing and call into question the ability of the national treatment system to meet the complex demands of both the patients that enter this system and the agencies that refer to it. Expand
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