Validation of the Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI)

  title={Validation of the Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI)},
  author={Yifrah Kaminer and Eric F. Wagner and Barry Plummer and Ronald Seifer},
  journal={American Journal on Addictions},
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