Alcohol Decisional Balance Scales

Alcohol Decisional Balance Scales
 
Alcohol Decisional Balance Scale
How important is this to me?
1.    My drinking causes problems with others.
2.    I like myself better when I am drinking.
3.    Because I continue to drink some people think I lack the ch‎aracter to quit.
4.    Drinking helps me deal with problems.
5.    ha‎ving to lie to others about my drinking bothers me.
6.    Some people try to avoid me when I drink.
7.    Drinking helps me to have fun and socialize.
8.    Drinking interferes with my functioning at home or/and at work.
9.    Drinking makes me more of a fun person.
10.Some people close to me are disappointed in me because of my drinking.
11.Drinking helps me to loosen up and express myself.
12.I seem to get myself into trouble when drinking.
13.I could accidentally hurt someone because of my drinking.
14.Not drinking at a social gathering would make me feel too different.
15.I am losing the trust and respect of my coworkers and/or spouse because of my drinking (drug use).
16.My drinking helps give me energy and keeps me going.
17.I am more sure of myself when I am drinking.
18.I am setting a bad example for others with my drinking.
19.Without alcohol‚ my life would be dull and boring.
20.People seem to like me better when I am drinking.
Alcohol Decisional Balance Scale
Reduced Drinking—DELTA Version
How important is this to me?
1.    My drinking causes problems with others.
2.    Drinking helps me deal with problems.
3.    Drinking helps me to have fun and socialize.
4.    Drinking interferes with my functioning at home or/and at work.
5.    Some people close to me are disappointed in me because of my drinking.
6.    Drinking helps me to loosen up and express myself.
7.    I seem to get myself into trouble when drinking.
8.    I could accidentally hurt someone because of my drinking.
9.    I am more sure of myself when I am drinking.
10.Without alcohol‚ my life would be dull and boring.
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM; Prochaska & DiClemente‚ 1983; Prochaska‚ DiClemente‚ & Norcross‚ 1992)
 
Importance in making a decision about drinking: 1=Not important at all‚ 2=Slightly important‚ 3=Moderately important‚ 4=Very important‚ 5=Extremely important
ALCOHOL SCORING
Pros of Drinking 2‚ 4‚ 7‚ 9‚ 11‚ 14‚ 16‚ 17‚ 19‚ 20
Cons of Drinking1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 8‚ 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 15‚ 18
DELTA Version
Pros of Drinking 2‚ 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 10
Cons of Drinking1‚ 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8
 

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