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Measure: Substances - Lifetime Abuse and Dependence   #031400


Questions ask the respondent if he or she has ever used a drug during his or her entire life.


This measure can be used to assess the participant’s lifetime use of any drug. The question is often used as a prelude to more detailed questions about substance use to screen out individuals who have ever used these substances.



Drugs, substance use, Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule, AUDADIS, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, NIAAA, NESARC, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM

Measure Release Date: February 6, 2009

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