Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse - Adolescents

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Category Adolescents/Young Adults, Substance Use, Surveys/Scales

Background:
This scale can be used to assess for substance use problems among adolescents (Knight et al., 1999). This scale was validated on a sample of 14 – 18 year old African Americans, Caucasians, and Latinos.

Copyright:
Publisher: Journals of the American Medical Association

References:
Knight, J.R., Shrier, L.A., Bravender, T.D., Farfell, M., Bilt, J.V., & Schaffer, H.J. (1999). A new brief screen for adolescent substance abuse. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 153, 591-596.

Reliability:
Cronbach alpha (whole scale) = 0.79 (Knight et al 1999)

HIV-Related Outcomes:
Alcohol
Drug
Population:
Adolescent