Hopefulness-Hopelessness Questionnaire

1.    I am now starting to anticipate a new future
2.    I’m fearful about how my relative will get on
3.    My relative’s not looking at things seriously enough
4.    I’m pessimistic about the immediate future
5.    I believe that out of this will come something really good for my relative
6.    There’s never going to be any change‚ my relative’s stuck
7.    I worry that my relative’s going to go on drinking/taking drugs until the end
8.    Things are beginning to pick up
9.    I’m starting to get back the person I knew
10.I feel more positive about things now
5= Strongly agree‚ 4=Agree‚ 3=Don’t know‚ 2=Disagree‚ 1= Strongly disagree
Reverse scoring items 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 6‚ and 7
Copyright: Alcohol‚ Drugs‚ Gambling and Addiction Research Group‚ School of Psychology‚ The University of Birmingham

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