The age at which an individual starts to drink significantly impacts his or her chances of later being diagnosed with an alcohol dependence. Information collected in the St. Louis Target Cities project was examined to explore the relationship between the age of drinking onset and a subsequent DSM-IV diagnosis of alcohol dependence. For this population,… (More)
(CSAT) Target Cities grant (DHHS U95 T100662) and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and are not necessarily those of the funding agencies. Special thanks are due to Bob McClain of the Department for providing ASI QA data.
Functional assessment seeks to elucidate the variables controlling a maladaptive behavior. Based on such an assessment, effective treatments can be designed that focus on replacing that maladaptive behavior with a functionally equivalent adaptive prosocial behavior. This technique has been promoted as an effective means of improving treatments by increasing… (More)