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Alcohol: Stages of Change (Short Form)

 

Alcohol Stage Item for non-dependent drinkers
Males (females use 4 or more in a row)

 

In the last month have you had 5 or more drinks in a row?

1. Yes, and I do not intend to stop drinking 5 or more drinks in a row.
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2. Yes, but I intend to stop drinking 5 or more drinks in a row during the next 6 months.
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3. Yes, but I intend to stop drinking 5 or more drinks in a row during in the next 30 days.
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4. No, but I have had 5 or more drinks in a row in the past 6 months. box
5. No, and I have not had 5 or more drinks in a row in the past 6 months. box
6. No, I have never had 5 or more drinks in a row.
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Scoring

1 = Precontemplation
2 = Contemplation
3 = Preparation
4 = Action
5 = Maintenance
6 = Non bingers

Note: Contact Dr. Laforge for more information on validity and reliability of this instrument.

 

References

Laforge, R. G., Maddock, J. E., & Rossi, J. S. (1998). Comparison of five stage methods for alcohol abuse among college students. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 170 (Abstract).

 

 

 

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