Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS)

Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS) is a measure of the severity of the participant’s dependence on alcohol. The measure contains 29 items regarding symptoms and occurrences associated with dependence on alcohol. A total score for the measure is yielded by adding across items. Higher scores indicate more severe dependence.

ITEM CODING

The ADS consists of 29 items that participants answer accordingly. Dichotomous items are scored 0, 1; three-choice items are scored 0,1,2; and four-choice 0,1,2,3. Higher scores indicate greater alcohol dependance.

SCALES

The ADS yields one total score.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
ADS_TOT Total Score 1-29

RESOURCE FILES

ADS-25 Questionnaire

ADS-29 Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Skinner, H. A., & Allen, B. A. (1982). Alcohol dependence syndrome: Measurement and validation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 91(3), 199-209.

Doyle, S. R., & Donovan, D. M. (2009). A validation study of the alcohol dependence scale. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 70(5), 689-699.