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  ASUS-R | Adult Substance Use Survey - Revised
The ASUS-R, which contains all scales of the original ASUS, is a 96 item psychometric-based, adult self report survey comprised of 15 basic scales and three supplemental scales. It is appropriate for clients 18 years or older, and may be self or interview administered. The ASUS-R meets the needs of a self report instrument that is an essential component of a convergent validation approach to the assessment of patterns and problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD).

The ASUS-R is designed to differentially screen and assess an individual's alcohol and other drug use involvement in ten commonly defined drug categories and to measure the degree of disruptive symptoms that result from the use of these drugs. There is also an AOD use benefits scale. The ASUS-R provides a mental health screen, a scale that measures social non-conformity and a scale that measures legal non-conformity. The ASUS-R also provides measures of motivation and treatment readiness, defensiveness and resistance to self-disclosure, and a measure of self-perceived strengths. Three supplemental scales provided a differential assessment of disruptive AOD use outcomes which are subscales of the general DISRUPTION scale. The ASUS-R provides measures of AOD involvement and legal conforming for the most recent six month period the client has been in the community. The ASUS-R rater scale allows a comparison of the evaluator's perception of the client's drug use and abuse with the client's perception of that use.

The ASUS-R can be used to provide guidelines for assessing levels of AOD problems, abuse and dependence. It can also be used to provide referral guidelines for various levels of services for clients with a history of AOD and co-occurring problems, e.g., antisocial and criminal conduct, mental health concerns. It can be used to assess during and post-treatment changes.

Extensive construct validation studies (e.g., perspective, criterion, concurrent, predictive) have been done on the original ASUS and current ASUS-R scales using many large samples with a total N of over 40,000 respondents. Principal components analyses and Cronbach alpha studies of each scale have demonstrated optimal internal consistency reliabilites congruent with the item size of respective scales. Scale independence has been demonstrated. Strong correlations between the ASUS-R scales and external criterion variables have been demonstrated (e.g., between DISRUPTION and external criterion variables measuring substance use disruption and symptoms). Simple linear and multiple-linear relationships between the ASUS-R scales and perspective variables (age, gender, ethnicity, marital status) support hypotheses around these relationships. ASUS-R scales discriminate different samples with respect to different levels of severity in the area of AOD, mental health and antisocial problems. The User's Guides for the ASUS and the ASUS-R provide a detailed summary of scale construct validation.

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