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The community alcohol use scale: A scale for use in prevention programs

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This research was supported by grants from the Summer Canada Student Employment Program (No. 3897 XK5 and No. 5174 YK6), Canada Employment and Immigration, and the Community Programs Evaluation Centre, Addiction Research Foundation, London, Ontario. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or policies of the granting agencies. The authors acknowledge the assistance of Paul Adam, Terry Gall, and Gaelen Morphet in the acquisition of cross-validation data.

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Evans, D.R., Levy, L.M.L., Pilgrim, A.E. et al. The community alcohol use scale: A scale for use in prevention programs. Am J Commun Psychol 13, 715–731 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00929797

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  • Alcohol
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Prevention Program
  • Community Alcohol