A new multiscale measure of adult substance abuse

Ken C. Winters

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Several assessment measures exist in the adult substance abuse field, but the majority of them are either screening tools or are limited to alcohol use. Current trends in drug abuse patterns and the service care industry suggest the need for sophisticated and comprehensive instrumentation. This paper focuses on the design and psychometric properties of a 270-item, multiscale, self-report inventory for measuring a wide range of problems associated with adult substance abuse. The Personal Experience Inventory for Adults consists of problem severity and psychosocial risk scales, validity indicators, and problem screens. Basic reliability and validity data will be summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-246
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Assessment
  • Substance abuse


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