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.
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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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van Limbeek, and P Geerlings, "The addiction severity index: Reliability and validity in a Dutch addict population," Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol.
Verification of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) as a treatment-customization, prediction, and comparison tool for alcohol-dependent individuals.
"The addiction severity index at 25: Origins, contributions and transitions," American Journal of Addiction, Vol.15(Issue2), pp.113-124,
Rendimiento psicometrico de la sexta version del Addiction Severity Index en espanol (ASI-6).
a) Retention in treatment: treatment status at 12 months; Other MMT refers to patients being prescribed methadone but not by the trial doctors b) Clinical response at 12 months: response to treatment based on the European Addiction Severity Index. * Relative risk (95% confidence interval).
An improved diagnostic evaluation instrument for substance abuse patients: The Addiction Severity Index. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 168, 26-33.
([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.
Initial validation of a computer-administered Addiction Severity Index: The ASI-MV.
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.

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