DOI: 10.5176_2251-2853_1.1.9

Authors: Paul H. Jenkins and Brenda L. Shook


This archival study examined the effectiveness of the Million Adolescent Clinical Inventory Substance-Abuse Proneness scale in identifying clinically diagnosed alcohol and drug abusers in a diverse sample of 339 adjudicated adolescents in a forensic assessment setting. There was a highly significant difference on base rate scale scores between groups diagnosed with a substance use disorder and no disorder.

Keywords: Adolescent, Assessment, Substance Abuse, Test Validity

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