An Improved Diagnostic Evaluation Instrument for Substance Abuse Patients: The Addiction Severity Index

@article{Mclellan1980AnID,
  title={An Improved Diagnostic Evaluation Instrument for Substance Abuse Patients: The Addiction Severity Index},
  author={A. Mclellan and L. Luborsky and G. Woody and C. O'brien},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1980},
  volume={168},
  pages={26-33}
}
The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a structured clinical interview developed to fill the need for a reliable, valid, and standardized diagnostic and evaluative instrument in the field of alcohol and drug abuse. The ASI may be administered by a technician in 20 to 30 minutes producing 10-point problem severity ratings in each of six areas commonly affected by addiction. Analyses of these problem severity ratings on 524 male veteran alcoholics and drug addicts showed them to be highly reliable… Expand

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