ASSESSING CLIENT DRUG USE AND PERSONAL/SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8133
Agency Tracking Number:
8133
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Box 1066, Fort Collins, CO, 80522
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP, PRODUCE AND MARKET A SELF-REPORT INSTRUMENT, THE CLINICAL DRUG ABUSE SCALE, A TOOL FOR COUNSELING DRUG USING CLIENTS. IT PROVIDES A PROFILE OF INVOLVEMENT WITH EVERY TYPE OF DRUG, AND CLASSIFIES CLIENTS INTO STYLES OR TYPES BASED ON OVERALL PATTERN OF DRUG USE. AN AGE OF FIRST USE CHART SHOWS WHEN USE OF EACH DRUG WAS INITIATED. THE TEST ALSO ASSESSES A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO DRUG USE, PERSONAL/EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS; SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT; FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS; PARENT'S DRUG USE; SOCIOECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; DEVIANCE; CONTEXTS OF DRUG USE; PEER ENCOURAGEMENT; POTENCY OF PEER SANCTIONS; REASONS FOR USE; AND BELIEFS ABOUT DRUG DANGERS. DURING THIS PROJECT, THE TEST WILL BE IMPROVED AND MARKETED. ADDITIONAL DATA WILL BEOBTAINED ON RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY FOR DRUG TREATMENT CLIENTS. A TEST MANUAL WILL BE PREPARED. COUNSELOR TRAINING WORKSHOPS AND VIDEOTAPES WILL BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED. A MARKETING STUDY WILL BE DONE. IN ADDITION TO IMPROVING COUNSELING, THE PROJECT WILL EVENTUALLY YIELD ONGOING EPIDEMIOLOGY DATA ON DRUG TREATMENT CLIENTS AND BE ABASE FOR STUDIES OF THE CORRELATES OF DRUG USE AND OF TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS.

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