Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 20th, 2006
According to a study from Australia, "The Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) is a five-item scale that has been reported to be a reliable and valid screening instrument for dependence and a measure of dependence severity in adults across several substance classes. To date no data have been reported on its performance in a population of adolescent cannabis users. The current study assessed the psychometric properties of the SDS in a community sample of 14- to 18-year-old adolescent cannabis users (n=100)."
"Internal consistency (alpha=0.83) and...
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