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Drugs and Behavior: Assessment and Diagnoses of Substance Abuse or Addiction

Provide a comparison (similarities and differences) of two tests, techniques, and/or instruments used to assess and diagnose substance abuse or addiction. Then, describe one strength and one shortcoming of each, using specific examples.

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Dear Student,

Hi and thank you for your trust. I hope this solution gets to you in time. In terms of presenting an answer to be submitted for this task, I suggest turning in something concise wherein all that you need to complete the task is there. Too long and it might not hit the mark, too short and it might not deliver what is being asked of you. So, to make something concise I suggest doing so by using an outline like this:

1. About the topic - 100 words
2. Instrument 1 - about the instrument, its strength and shortcoming (1 example each) in terms of application - 100 words
3. Instrument 2 - same as above, 100 words

This should yield 300 words and should cover what you need. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via feedback section if you need further help. Good luck with your studies.

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Assessment Instruments for Substance Abuse

Drug addiction is often the result of the abuse, misuse and dangerous consumption of drugs and substances that alter the mood like psychoactive drugs, performance enhancing drugs and alcohol. Many turn to the utility of said substances to 'escape' the realities of life (i.e. alcoholism, heroin addiction) or primarily because of impulse control due to addiction wherein the individual has become dependent on the drug to alter mood so that he or she has no sense of control over their actions towards their need to consume the substance to achieve desired effects. The problem is, due to the manner by ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the CAGE Questionnaire and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, also known as AUDIT, in 796 words with three references.