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NGC Domain #10: Withdrawal, repeated difficulty with cessation/quitting

Revised April 2012

Question: Have you ever tried to quit or cut down on using tobacco

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Secondary Questions:

Question: When you decided to quit or cut down on smoking/using tobacco were you always able to do so for at least one month?

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Question: Was there more than one time when you couldn't quit or cut down for at least one month?

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Question: Asks about tobacco withdrawal symptoms

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Question: Which cigarette would you most hate to give up? (morning, or after that one?)

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Question: Alcohol
Have you ever tried to quit or cut down on using alcohol?

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Question: Alcohol
When you decided to quit or cut down on drinking were you always able to do so for at least one month?

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Question: Alcohol
Was there more than one time when you couldn't quit or cut down for at least one month?

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Question: Alcohol
Asks about alcohol withdrawal symptoms

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Question: Alcohol
SSADDA asks about alcohol withdrawal symptoms

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Question: Other Substances
Have you wanted to quit or cut down on (DRUG) or tried to quit or cut down but were unable to do so for at least a month?

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Question: Other Substances
People have told us about a number of withdrawal symptoms they have experienced within the first few hours or days of not using drugs. During the first few hours or days of not using (DRUG) did you experience (READ WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS)?

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Question: Other Substances
Asks specifically about cocaine withdrawal symptoms, opiate withdrawal symptoms, and in the multi-drug section asks about withdrawal symptoms for up to four other drugs

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Question: Other Substances
What is the longest time you have gone without using [DRUG]?

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Question: Other Substances
What is the longest time you have gone without using since using regularly?

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Question: Other Substances
Are you always able to stop using when you want to?

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Question: Other Substances
Have you ever gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?

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Question: Other Substances
Have you often wanted to quit or cut down on [DRUG]?

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Question: Other Substances
In situations where you couldn't use, did you ever have such a strong desire for it that you couldn't think of anything else?

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Question: Other Substances
Did you ever use alcohol or any other drug to make yourself feel better when coming down from the effects of cocaine?

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Question: Other Substances
Did you ever use [DRUG] to keep from having withdrawal symptoms or make them go away?

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Question: Other Substances
How many times in your life have you seriously tried to stop using [DRUG]?

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Question: Other Substances
How depressed did you get when you tried to quit?

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Question: Other Substances
Have you ever brought up any problem you might have had with [DRUG] with any professional?

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Question: Other Substances
Have you ever attended a self-help group (like AA) for your drug problem?

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Question: Other Substances
Have you ever been treated for a problem with [DRUG] (outpatient, inpatient, other)?

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Question: Other Substances
Have you ever been involved in a treatment program specifically related to drug use?

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This page was last updated April 2012

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