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Alcohol: Processes of Change

 

This questionnaire is designed to give us a better understanding of what strategies you are using in your treatment. Each statement describes a situation or thought that a person might try to help them not use cocaine. Please indicate how often you might make use of a particular situation or thought to help you at the present time.

There are FIVE possible responses to each of the items in the questionnaire:

1 = NEVER
2 = SELDOM
3 = OCCASIONALLY
4 = FREQUENTLY
5 = REPEATEDLY

 

1.  I keep things around my home or work that remind me not to drink. box
2.  I engage in some physical activity when I get the urge to drink.  box
3.  I do something nice for myself for making efforts to change.   box
4.  I can talk with at least one special person about my drinking experiences. box
5.  I get upset when I think about illnesses caused by drinking.  box
6.  I tell myself that I can choose to change or not to change. box
7.  I take some type of medication for my drinking problem.  box
8.  I change personal relationships which contribute to my drinking. box
9.  I see signs in some public places trying to help people not to drink.  box
10.  I stop to think about how my drinking is hurting people around me. box
11.  I consider that feeling good about myself includes changing my drinking behavior. box
12.  I think about information from television and radio on how to quit drinking. box
13.  Someone in my life helps me to face my drinking problem.  box
14.  I remove things from my home or work that remind me of drinking.  box
15.  I calm myself when I get the urge to drink.  box
16.  I reward myself when I don't give in to my urge to drink.  box
17.  I have someone to talk with who understands my problems with drinking.  box
18.  Warnings about the health hazards of drinking have an emotional effect on me.  box
19.  I use will power to keep from drinking.  box
20.  I take some type of drugs to help me not drink.  box
21.  I avoid people who encourage drinking. box
22.  I notice that people with alcohol problems are making known their desire not to be pressed to drink.  box
23.  I am considering the idea that people around me would be better off without my problem drinking.  box
24.  I get upset with myself when I think about my problem drinking.  box
25.  I read newspaper stories that may help me quit drinking.  box
26.  Someone in my life lets me know about how my drinking is affecting me personally.  box
27.  I avoid situations that encourage me to drink.  box
28.  I try to think about other things when I begin to think about drinking.  box
29.  Others make life difficult for me when I drink.  box
30.  I have someone who listens when I want to talk about my drinking.   box
31.  Stories about alcohol and its effects upset me. box
32.  I make myself aware that I can choose to overcome my drinking if I want to. box
33.  I use tranquilizers to help me keep from drinking. box
34.  I avoid people who are heavy drinkers. box
35.  I find society changing in ways that make it easier for me to overcome my drinking problems. box
36.  I have strong feelings about how much my drinking has hurt the people I care about. box
37.  I become disappointed with myself when I depend on alcohol. box
38.  I look for information related to problem drinking. box
39.  I have someone who tries to share their personal experiences of alcohol with me. box
40.  I use reminders to help me not to drink. box
41.  I do something else instead of drinking when I nedd to deal with tension. box
42.  I don't let myself have fun when I drink. box
43.  I have someone whom I can count on to help me when I'm having problems with drinking. box
44.  I read newspaper stories that can affect me emotionally about my drinking. box
45.  I tell myself that if I try hard enough I can keep from drinking. box
46.  I take antabuse to help me not drink. box
47.  I leave places where people are drinking. box
48.  I seek out social situations where people respect the rights of others to not drink. box
49.  I stop and think that my drinking is causing problems for other people. box
50.  I feel more competent when I decide not to drink. box
51.  I seek out groups of people who can increase my awareness about probles of drinking. box
52.  I have someoine who helps me "see through" my excuses for drinking. box
53.  I stay away from places generally associated with my drinking. box
54.  I find that doing things is a good substitute for drinking. box
55.  I spend time with people who reward me for not drinking. box
56.  Someone in my life tries to make me feel good when I don't drink. box
57.  I attend meetings that help me express how emotionally destructive drinking has been in my life. box
58.  I make commitments to myself not to drink. box
59.  I change my diet to help me overcome drinking. box
60.  I go places where drinking is not generally accepted. box
61.  I see advertisements on television about how society is trying to help people not drink. box
62.  I stop and think that drinking and driving causes many problems for other people. box
63.  I thikn about the type of person I will be if I am in control of my drinking. box
64.  I think about information that people have personally given me on the benfits of quitting drinking. box
65.  My physical reactions to alcohol help me to realize that alcohol is a problem for me. box

 

Scoring

Process of Change 

Items 

Stimulus Control 

1

4

27

40

53 

Contingency Management 

3

16

29

42

55 

Counterconditioning 

2

15

28

41

54 

Helping Relationships

4

17

30

43

56 

Social Liberation

9

22

35

48

61 

Environmental Reevaluation

10

23

36

48

62 

Consciousness Raising

12

25

38

51

64 

Dramatic Relief

5

18

31

44

57 

Self Liberation 

6

19

32

45

58 

Physical Interventions 

7

20

33

46

59 

Interpersonal Systems/
Control Stimulus

8

21

34

47

60

Feedback

13

26

39

52

65

Self Reevaluation

11

24

37

50

63 

 

 

 

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