THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS MAY PLAY A PART IN MAKING A DECISION ABOUT USING ALCOHOL (AND DRUGS).

HOW IMPORTANT IS EACH STATEMENT TO YOU AT THE PRESENT TIME IN RELATION TO MAKING A DECISION:

1 = Not important at all
2 = Slightly important
3 = Moderately important
4 = Very important
5 = Extremely important
PLEASE READ EACH STATEMENT AND CIRCLE THE NUMBER ON THE RIGHT TO INDICATE HOW YOU RATE ITS LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE AS IT RELATES TO YOUR MAKING A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER TO DRINK (OR USE DRUGS) AT THE PRESENT TIME.
How important is this to me? Importance in making a decision about drinking:

 
 
Not At All Slightly Moderately Very Extremely

1. My drinking (drug use) causes problems with others. 1 2 3 4 5
2. I like myself better when I am drinking (using drugs). 1 2 3 4 5
3. Because I continue to drink (use drugs) some people think I lack the character to quit. 1 2 3 4 5
4. Drinking (drug use) helps me deal with problems. 1 2 3 4 5
5. Having to lie to others about my drinking (drug use) bothers me. 1 2 3 4 5
6. Some people try to avoid me when I drink (use drugs). 1 2 3 4 5
7. Drinking (drug use) helps me to have fun and socialize. 1 2 3 4 5
8. Drinking (drug use) interferes with my functioning at home or/and at work. 1 2 3 4 5
9. Drinking (drug use) makes me more of a fun person. 1 2 3 4 5
10. Some people close to me are disappointed in me because of my drinking (drug use). 1 2 3 4 5
11. Drinking (drug use) helps me to loosen up and express myself. 1 2 3 4 5
12. I seem to get myself into trouble when drinking (using drugs). 1 2 3 4 5
13. I could accidentally hurt someone because of my drinking (drug use). 1 2 3 4 5
14. Not drinking (using drugs) at a social gathering would make me feel too different. 1 2 3 4 5
15. I am losing the trust and respect of my coworkers and/or spouse because of my drinking (drug use). 1 2 3 4 5
16. My drinking (drug use) helps give me energy and keeps me going. 1 2 3 4 5
17. I am more sure of myself when I am drinking (using drugs). 1 2 3 4 5
18. I am setting a bad example for others with my drinking (drug use). 1 2 3 4 5
19. Without alcohol (illegal drugs), my life would be dull and boring. 1 2 3 4 5
20. People seem to like me better when I am drinking (using drugs). 1 2 3 4 5
Scoring:

Pros of drinking (drug use) are items: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20.

Cons of drinking (drug use) are items: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18.

To get the average number of pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10. Example: Pros of drinking (drug use) = Sum of items (2+4+7+9+11+14+16+17+19+20) divided by 10.

To get the average number of cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10. Example: Cons of drinking (drug use) = Sum of items (1+3+5+6+8+10+12+13+15+18) divided by 10.