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Study Measures

Adolescent Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (A-OCDS)

A self-report questionnaire that detects obsessive thoughts about alcohol/drugs, compulsive drinking/using behaviors, and the degree of distress caused by these thoughts (Deas, Roberts, Randall, & Anton, 2002).

Childrens Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)

A psychosocial clinical rating scale used to document childrens overall functional capacity at home, school, and with peers (Shaffer, et al., 1983).

Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES)

A 16-item self-report measure of spiritual experience (perceived awareness of the transcendent as manifested in daily life activities) rather than beliefs or behaviors associated with individual ideologies or religious practices (Underwood, 2006).

General AA Tools of Recovery Scale (GAATOR 2.1)

A 24-item assessment of prescribed AA 12-step practices and beliefs pertaining to spirituality, over the past 90 days (Tonigan, et al., 2000).

General Social Survey (GSS)

A 5 item self-report subscale, which measures altruistic helping behaviors (Smith, 2005).

Health Care Data Form

An assessment used to document general health care (hospital admissions, emergency room visits, outpatient health care admissions, regular visits to the doctor, and regular visits to the dentist) and

Health Care Data Grid

An assessment used to document general health care (hospital admissions, emergency room visits, outpatient health care admissions, regular visits to the doctor, and regular visits to the dentist) and chemical dependency treatments (inpatient episodes, intensive outpatient episodes, general outpatient episodes, and rehab episodes) received by youth in the past year (Larson, Shepard, Zwick, & Stout, 1997; Zywiak, et al., 1999).

Medical Illnesses Form

A rater-administered form used by physicians to diagnose ongoing or past history of youth medical illnesses associated with substance use disorders (Weisberg, et al., 2002).

Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview Plus (MINI-Plus)

A rater-administered comprehensive diagnostic semi-structured interview used with substance populations to diagnose drug and alcohol abuse and dependence (Humeniuk, et al., 2008; Sheehan, et al., 1998).

Religious Background and Beliefs (RBB)

A 14-item measure that taps into three religious domains: belief in the transcendent, current religious/spiritual behaviors, and lifetime religious/spiritual behaviors over the past three months (Connors, Tonigan, & Miller, 1996).

Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS)

A 12-item questionnaire which reflects acts of good citizenship as a member of a 12-step program, formal service positions available in 12-step programs of recovery, and AAH activities involving the transmission of one's personal experience to another (Pagano, et al., 2009).

Teen-Treatment Services Review 14 (T-TSR 14)

An assessment that contains binary (yes/no) and open response (i.e. number of days spent in treatment) items that are used to measure legal problems (incarceration, court appearances, and/or parole or probation, and number of charges, arrests, felonies, ect.) over the past 24 months (Kaminer, Blitz, Burleson, & Sussman, 1998).

Teen-Treatment Services Review 30 (T-TSR 30)

An assessment that contains binary (yes/no) and open response (i.e. number of days spent in treatment) items that are used to measure legal problems (incarceration, court appearances, and/or parole or probation, and number of charges, arrests, felonies, ect.) over the past 24 months (Kaminer, Blitz, Burleson, & Sussman, 1998).

The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI)

A 40-item self-report measure designed to measure subclinical individual differences in narcissism rather than narcissistic personality disorder (Foster & Campbell, 2007).

The University oh Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA)

A 32-item self-report measure designed to assess where an individual lies along a continuum of readiness to change (DiClemente, Schlundt, & Gemmell, 2004; Dunn, Neighbors, & Larimer, 2003).

Timeline Follow Back (TLFB)

A rater-administered assessment, which provides a detailed description of a client's substance use consumption and drinking patterns.