addiction severity index


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ad·dic·tion se·ver·i·ty in·dex

(ASI) (ă-dik'shŭn sĕ-ver'i-tē in'deks)
A measurement instrument used to assess a patient's level of substance abuse or dependency.

addiction severity index

A structured assessment tool that evaluates the impact of addictive behavior on seven areas of living: alcohol use, drug use, employment, family relationships, illegal activities, physical health, and psychological health.
See also: index
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Verification of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) as a treatment-customization, prediction, and comparison tool for alcohol-dependent individuals.
32 ASI = Addiction Severity Index, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, SF-12 = 12-Item Short Form Health Survey.
double dagger]) Addiction Severity Index (ASI) alcohol composite score range 0-1 with higher scores indicating worse severity.
Use of the Addiction Severity Index with homeless substance abusers.
The seventh and final paper, "Making the Addiction Severity Index User Friendly: An Electronic Display of Client Outcomes Using Shareware" (James E.
Addiction Severity Index (ASI)-Drug Use/Alcohol Use Subscales -- an instrument that uses a structured interview format to examine several areas of functioning that are commonly affected by substance abuse.
Drug and alcohol use and levels of psychological disturbance were assessed with composite scores derived from the Addiction Severity Index, the most frequently used admission assessment tool currently in use.
Specifically, we hypothesized that DA&A recipients who lost SSI benefits would show poorer outcomes than those who retained them as measured by Addiction Severity Index (ASI) composite scores.
Two different types of instruments, the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), were selected.
To carry out this project, assessment tools designed for dual diagnosis patients (the PRISM interview) (Torrens, Serrano, Astals, Perez-Dominguez, & Martin-Santos, 2004) along with other psychological assessments aimed at determining the severity of the affective symptoms (the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression), impulsivity (the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale) and other scales for measuring the severity of dependence on cocaine and abuse of other substances (the Addiction Severity Index among others) were used.
The study will seek to validate the new test against the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) designed and marketed by Inflexxion, Inc.

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