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The Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES)
Family Assessment: Substance Abuse Treatment

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SOCRATES is a 19-item, self-administered instrument to assess client motivation to change drinking-related behavior.  It also includes a companion 19-item instrument to assess motivation to change behavior regarding drug use.  Both instruments are made up of three scales: Recognition, Ambivalence, and Taking Steps.  This tool does not assess the amount of substance use, problems associated with use, or treatment needs.  It is simply a self-assessment of a person's readiness to change substance use behavior.  The tool includes the questions, a scoring form, a profile sheet, and guidelines for interpreting the scores based on recognition, ambivalence, and taking steps.

(Adapted from information on the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions website, 2002,  http://casaa.unm.edu/,  and used with the permission of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions, University of New Mexico)


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SOCRATES has been shown to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors in the individual domain. SOCRATES has been found to be an important predictor of long-term alcohol treatment outcomes.

(Adapted from information on the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions website, 2002, http://casaa.unm.edu/, and used with the permission of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions, University of New Mexico)



 
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> Assessing drinkers' motivation for change: The Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES)


  
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