The advantages and disadvantges of self-report, as well as biochemical techniques that have been found effective in screening for alcoholism, are discussed. We recommend that future research be aimed at developing quick, accurate, and inexpensive screening devices that also can evaluate the severity of the alcohol problem. Ideally, screening procedures would discourage feigned responses, differentiate between drinking and consequences of drinking, and permit the identification of subtypes of alcoholics. Better understanding of the types of errors made by common screening instruments would enable researchers to construct an optimal sequencing strategy for screening for alcoholism.

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  • Authors:
    • ALLEN, J P
    • Eckardt, M J
    • Wallen, J
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00490954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM