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date: 16 July 2018

Chapter 27 provides a range of resource materials. It begins with an outline of the diagnostic terms, guidelines, and criteria in the latest versions of two principal diagnostic and classification systems: the International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision (ICD-10), and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, fourth edition (text revision) and the fifth edition, DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 respectively. The chapter provides examples of common screening instruments and questionnaires including the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and its derivatives, the Fagerstr�m Test for Nicotine Dependence, DrugCheck, and the Internet Addiction Test. Withdrawal monitoring scales include the Alcohol Withdrawal Scale (AWS), the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol – Revised (CIWA-Ar), the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Benzodiazepines (CIWA-B), the Subjective Opioid Withdrawal Scale (SOWS), the Objective Opioid Withdrawal Scale (OOWS), and the Cannabis Withdrawal Scale. The cognitive function test provided is the third revision of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE-III). A suicide risk assessment instrument is provided. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are listed plus details of useful websites.

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