The Timeline Follow Back is a calendar that allows a clinician to get an estimate of an individual’s daily drinking habits over a given time period.
TLFB Alcohol interviewer instructions
Standard drink conversion chart
TLFB Drug, Cigarette, and Marijuana interviewer instructions
Sobell, L. C., & Sobell, M. B. (1992). Timeline follow-back. In Measuring alcohol consumption (pp. 41-72). Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.
Sobell, L. C., Agrawal, S., Sobell, M. B., Leo, G. I., Young, L. J., Cunningham, J. A., & Simco, E. R. (2003). Comparison of a quick drinking screen with the timeline followback for individuals with alcohol problems. Journal of studies on alcohol, 64(6), 858-861.
Roy, M., Dum, M., Sobell, L. C., Sobell, M. B., Simco, E. R., Manor, H., & Palmerio, R. (2008). Comparison of the quick drinking screen and the alcohol timeline followback with outpatient alcohol abusers. Substance use & misuse, 43(14), 2116-2123.
Robinson, S. M., Sobell, L. C., Sobell, M. B., & Leo, G. I. (2014). Reliability of the Timeline Followback for cocaine, cannabis, and cigarette use. Psychology of addictive behaviors, 28(1), 154.
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