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. Thomas Mclellan and Lester, Luborsky and George E Woody and Charles P. O'brien},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1980},
  volume={168},
  pages={26-33}
}
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