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Items in this list marked Selected-by source are considered expert sources and were used, along with other references, to identify instruments receiving a "gold star" in the database indicating measures with proven research validity and clinical utility.

  • American Psychiatric Association (APA). Instruments included in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Handbook of Psychiatric Measures. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2001. Selected-by source

  • Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) -- A list of instruments designed and tested by CAPS scientists; PDF copies are available for most.

  • Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) -- A list of surveys & scales on alcohol and drug use, organized by topic.

  • The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addiction (CASAA) -- Liist of assessment instruments developed by CASAA (PDF copies are available for most).

  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) -- Treatment Improvement Protocols. Included as sources in the Instrument database are numbers 16, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 40, and 42. Selected-by source

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) -- Standardized tools used at CAMH and other clinical settings (many available for free, includes some tools in French). Selected-by source

  • ETS Test Collection (TestLink) -- An extensive collection of over 25,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present.

  • Evaluation Instruments Bank (EIB) -- The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction's collection of evaluation instruments. Selected-by source

  • Institute of Behavioral Research, Texas Christian University -- This site contains a list of many instruments, including many developed at TCU. The collection includes a brief description of most, and a PDF copy where permitted.

  • Instrument Wizard (fee-based service) -- Searchable database of instruments used in substance abuse prevention and treatment; search by target audience, substance of abuse, instrument purpose, and other topics. View appropriate instruments, scoring and psychometric information, how to contact the developer or copyright holder. Instrument Wizard was developed by ISA Associates with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • METRIC: Measurement Excellence and Training Resource Information Center -- This web site is a project of the Veterans Administration enter for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies. It contains detailed information about numerous measures, particularly those used in VA research. The site includes a section on the fundamentals of measurement theories, terms and topics, and the use of measurements in practice. Please note: this center was defunded in 2006 and its web site has been removed.

  • National Center for PTSD, Department of Veteran's Affairs -- Assessment instruments on PTSD (for providers).

  • National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network -- Instruments selected by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network for inclusion in their Common Assessment Battery. Selected-by source

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) -- Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers. Selected-by source

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) -- Assessing Drug Abuse among Adolescents and Adults: Standardized Instruments. Rockville, MD : National Institute on Drug Abuse, Community and Professional Education Branch, 1994.

  • Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center -- Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment Instruments for Adolescents. Mary Anne Bryan (ed.). Salem, OR: NFATTC, August 2001. [Download PDF | View NFATTC website] Selected-by source

  • Project CORK -- Project Cork began in 1978 at Dartmouth University with a mission to develop a model alcohol curriculum, and provide authoritative information about alcoholism to physicians and medical educators. It continues as a web-based information resource, still focused on education on alcoholism.

  • University of Rhode Island's Cancer Prevention Research Center -- A list of the psychological measures developed at the CPRC. Copies are available for some.

  • VA Center for Health Care Evaluation -- This center's mission is to conduct and disseminate health services research that results in more effective care for veteran's. It has developed a series of measures for use by researchers, several of which specifically address substance use disorders. Selected-by source

  • World Health Organization -- Treatment Improvement Protocols. Included as sources in the Instrument database are numbers 16, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 40, and 42. source

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