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Welcome to your FREE Alcohol Test

Kindly complete the questionnaire of 16 questions so that we can evaluate your condition according to the options you select.

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 Scoring Options

This measure is valid using a number of different scoring methods. We have highlighted three scoring methods that we believe to be the most useful.

Option 1:

One method of scoring the LSC-R is to simply give one point to each positively endorsed stressor (the numbered questions), count up the total, and assign an overall Life Stressor score to each participant. The scores range from 0-30.

Option 2:

The second option is to score the LSC-R by assigning weights to the person’s endorsed life stressors. This score, ranging from 0-150, reflects a person’s subjective rating of how a life stressor affected the person’s life in the past year. Each positively endorsed life stressor would be assigned points ranging from 1-5 according to the marked number in lettered question “e.”

Option 3:

This method identifies the person’s number of positively endorsed life stressors that reflect the DSM-IV Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria A for having experienced a traumatic event. Points are assigned only when a life stressor is positively endorsed as well as questions “c” and “d,” reflecting the DSM-IV criteria for experiencing a traumatic life event. You will notice that options c and d are only available for selected questions as appropriate for DSM-IV criteria. Some researchers have found it useful to use this scoring option in conjunction with Option 1, where there is a score for high magnitude stressors (criteria A stressors) and low magnitude stressors (other significant stressful events).

1. Have you ever been in a serious disaster (for example, an earthquake, hurricane,large fire, explosion)?

Do you feel like you should cut down or stop drinking?
Do you feel like you are a normal drinker? ("normal" -Drink as much or less than most other people)
Have you awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember a part of the evening?
Does any near relative or close friend ever worry or complain about your drinking?
Can you stop drinking without difficulty after one or two drinks?
Do you ever feel guilty about your drinking?
Have your even gotten into psychical fights when drinking?
Has drinking ever created problems between you and your near relative or a close friend?
Has any family member or close friend gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
Do you drink before noon fairly often?
Have you even been told you have liver trouble such as cirrhosis?
After heavy drinking have you ever had delirium tremens (D.T's), severe shaking, visual or auditory (hearing) hallucinations?
Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
Have you ever been hospitalized because of drinking?
Have you ever been arrested more than once for driving under the influence of alcohol?