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SU1Age 1st drank alcoholV03266SU1SU1
SU2Age 1st drank 12 drinks per year-computeV03267SU2
SU2AAge 1st drank 12 drinks per yearV03268SU2ASU2A
SU2B1st drank 12 drinks per year before teenagerV03269SU2BSU2B
SU2C1st drank 12 drinks per year before your 20sV03270SU2CSU2C
SU3# times at least 1 drink past 12 mthsV03271SU3SU3
SU4# drinks per day each time you drankV03272SU4SU4
SU5Ever a year in life when drank more than past yearV03273SU5SU5
SU8Years when drank most-# times had at least one drinkV03276SU8SU8
SU9Years when drank most-# drinks per dayV03277SU9SU9
SU12Drinking ever interfered w/ work/school/job/homeV03281SU12SU12
SU12ADrinking problem cause family/friend argue/probsV03282SU12ASU12A
SU12BContinue drinking though caused problem w/ peopleV03283SU12BSU12B
SU12CEver jeopardized safety due to drinkingV03284SU12CSU12C
SU15INTRRemember exact age 1st time had drinking issue/problemV03288SU15INTR1SU15INTR
SU15INT2Remember age 1st drinking probsV03289SU15INTR2SU15INT2
SU15AAge 1st drinking problem occurredV03290SU15ASU15A
SU15BEstimate age 1st drinking problems-computeV03291SU15B
SU15B1Estimate age 1st drinking problemsV03292SU15B1SU15B1
SU15B2Drinking problems occurred before teensV03293SU15B2SU15B2
SU15B3Drinking problems occurred before 20sV03294SU15B3SU15B3
SU16How recently had problem because of drinkingV03295SU16SU16
SU17Age last problem because of drinkingV03296SU17SU17
SU18# of different years in life had problem because of drinkingV03297SU18SU18
SU19Ever had irresistable urge to drinkV03298SU19SU19
SU19AEver need more alcohol for buzz than used toV03299SU19ASU19A
SU19BEver feel sick when stopped/slowed drinkingV03300SU19BSU19B
SU19CEver drank to avoid feeling ill when you stopped drinkingV03301SU19CSU19C
SU19DEver drank when planned not to or drank more than intendedV03302SU19DSU19D
SU19EEver drank more often than intendedV03303SU19ESU19E
SU19FEver got drunk when didn't want toV03304SU19FSU19F
SU19GEver unable to stop/cut down drinking when triedV03305SU19GSU19G
SU19HEver spent many days recoveringV03306SU19HSU19H
SU19IEver gave up activities due to drinking V03307SU19ISU19I
SU19JEver cont'd drinking though it caused phys or emo problemsV03308SU19JSU19J
SU26Recency had alcohol problemsV03311SU26SU26
SU28# of years in life had 1 or more alcohol problemsV03312SU28SU28
SU29Had 3 or more alcohol problems in same yearV03313SU29SU29
SU30Age 1st had 3 alcohol problems same in a year-computV03314SU30
SU30AAge 1st had 3 alcohol problems in same yearV03315SU30ASU30A
SU30B3 drinking problems same year before teensV03316SU30BSU30B
SU30C3 drinking problems same year before 20sV03317SU30CSU30C
SU32After problems began, # of attempts to quit drinkingV03318SU32SU32
SU34ALongest time period without drinkingV03320SU34ASU34A
SU34BUnit time no drinkingV03321SU34BSU34B
SU36# of times not drinking 3 or more monthsV03323SU36SU36
SU38APast year-how often drinking hurt healthV03325SU38ASU38A
SU38BPast year-how often drinking hurt familyV03326SU38BSU38B
SU38CPast year-did impulsive things due to drinkingV03327SU38CSU38C
SU38DPast year-failed expectations due to drinkingV03328SU38DSU38D
SU38EPast year-felt unhappy due to drinkingV03329SU38ESU38E
SU41Ever used marijuana/hashishV03330SU41SU41
SU42Ever used cocaine in any formV03331SU42SU42
SU43Ever abused prescriptionV03332SU43SU43
SU44Ever used other drugsV03333SU44SU44
SU45AAge 1st used marijuana/hashV03335SU45ASU45A
SU45A1Used marijuana/hash before teensV03336SU45A1SU45A1
SU45A2Used marijuana/hash before 20sV03337SU45A2SU45A2
SU47AUsed marijuana/hash in past 12 mthsV03347SU47ASU47A
SU48AFrequency of marijuana/hash use in past 12 mthsV03351SU48ASU48A
SU45BAge 1st used cocaineV03338SU45BSU45B
SU45B1Used cocaine before teensV03339SU45B1SU45B1
SU45B2Used cocaine before 20sV03340SU45B2SU45B2
SU47BUsed cocaine in past 12 mthsV03348SU47BSU47B
SU48BFrequency of cocaine use in past 12 mthsV03352SU48BSU48B
SU45CAge 1st abused prescriptionV03341SU45CSU45C
SU45C1Abused prescription before teensV03342SU45C1SU45C1
SU45C2Abused prescription before 20sV03343SU45C2SU45C2
SU47CUse prescription without recommendation in past 12 mthsV03349SU47CSU47C
SU48CFreq of non-recommended prescrip drugs use in past 12 mthsV03353SU48CSU48C*
SU45DAge 1st used other drugsV03344SU45DSU45D*
SU45D1Used other drugs before teensV03345SU45D1SU45D1
SU45D2Used other drugs before 20sV03346SU45D2SU45D2
SU47DUsed other drugs in past 12 mthsV03350SU47DSU47D*
SU48DFrequency of other drug use in past 12 mthsV03354SU48DSU48D*
SU64INTRProbs due to drug useV03357SU64INTR
SU64INT2Problems due to drug useV03443SU64INT2
SU65Drug use frequently interfered with job/home/schoolV03358SU65SU65
SU65ADrug use caused problems/argue with family and friendsV03359SU65ASU65A
SU65BContinued drug use regardless of problems w/ family/friendsV03360SU65BSU65B
SU65CJeopardized safety due to drugsV03361SU65CSU65C
SU68_1Remember exact age 1st had drug problemV03364SU68INTR1SU68INTR
SU68_2Remember exact age 1st had drug problemV03365SU68INTR2SU68INT2
SU68AAge 1st drug problems occurredV03366SU68ASU68A
SU68B1Estimate age 1st drug problem occurredV03368SU68B1SU68B1
SU68B21st drug problem before teensV03369SU68B2SU68B2
SU68B31st drug problem before 20sV03370SU68B3SU68B3
SU68BEstimate age 1st drug problem occurred - computedV03367SU68B
SU69Recently had problem because of drug useV03372SU69SU69
SU70Age last problem because of drug useV03373SU70SU70
SU71# of different years had drug problemsV03374SU71SU71
SU72Ever had irresistible urge to use drugV03375SU72SU72
SU72AEver need more drugs to get high than beforeV03376SU72ASU72A
SU72BHad ill feelings when stopped/cut down drug useV03377SU72BSU72B
SU72CUsed drugs to avoid ill feelings when trying to stop/cut downV03378SU72CSU72C
SU72DUsed drugs when had no intention toV03379SU72DSU72D
SU72EEver used drugs more than intendedV03380SU72ESU72E
SU72FEver tried stop/cut down on drugs and not ableV03381SU72FSU72F
SU72GEver spent several days recovering from drug useV03382SU72GSU72G
SU72HEver gave up/reduced activities due to drugsV03383SU72HSU72H
SU72IEver cont'd drug use though it caused phys or emo problemsV03384SU72ISU72I
SU79How recent had problem because of drug useV03388SU79SU79
SU81# of years had at least 1 drug problemV03389SU81SU81
SU82Ever had 3 or more drug problems in the same yearV03390SU82SU82
SU83A1Age 1st had 3 drug problems same yearV03392SU83ASU83A
SU83A21st had 3 drug problems same year before teensV03393SU83BSU83B
SU83A31st had 3 drug problems same year before 20sV03394SU83CSU83C
SU83Age 1st had 3 drug problems same year-computeV03391SU83
SU86APast year-drugs hurt healthV03396SU86ASU86A
SU86BPast year-drugs hurt familyV03397SU86BSU86B
SU86CPast year-regretted impulsive things due to drugsV03398SU86CSU86C
SU86DPast year-failed expectations due to drugV03399SU86DSU86D
SU86EPast year-unhappy due to drugsV03400SU86ESU86E
SU87AAge 1st opportunity to use alcoholV03401SU87ASU87A
SU87A21st alcohol opportunity before teensV03402SU87A2SU87A2
SU87A31st alcohol opportunity before 20sV03403SU87A3SU87A3
SU87BAge 1st opportunity to use drugsV03404SU87BSU87B
SU87B21st drug opportunity before teensV03405SU87B2SU87B2
SU87B31st drug opportunity before 20sV03406SU87B3SU87B3
SU88A# of opportunities before trying alcoholV03408SU88ASU88A*
SU88B# of opportunities before trying drugsV03409SU88BSU88B*
SU95Talked to professional about use of drugs/alc in past yearV03410
SU95AEver see doctor about drugsV03411SU95SU95
SU95BTried to get professional help for drug/alcohol useV03413
SU961st time saw professional about drug/alcohol useV03416
SU97Age 1st see doctor about drugsV03412SU95ASU95A
SU98ATalked to psychiatrist about drugs/alcoholV03417
SU98BTalked to other mental health prof about drugs/alcoholV03418
SU98CTalked to family doctor about drugs/alcoholV03419
SU98DTalked to other medical doctor about drugs/alcoholV03420
SU98ETalked to other health prof about drugs/alcoholV03421
SU98FTalked to religious/spiritual advisor about drugs/alcoholV03422
SU98GTalked to other healer about drugs/alcoholV03423
SU99Professional was helpfulV03424
SU1001Treatment received for drug/alcohol problem-1st mention (4 iterations)V03425
SU101Hospitalized overnight for drug problemsV03435SU119SU119
SU101AAge 1st hospitalized overnight for drug problemsV03436SU119_1SU119_1
SU101B# times hospitalized for drug/alcohol problemV03429
SU119_2Ever go to self-help group for drug/alc problemsV03437SU119_2SU119_2
SU119_3Age 1st went to self-help group for drug/alc problemsV03438SU119_3SU119_3
SU119_4# of self-help meetings attended for drug/alc in past yearV03439SU119_4SU119_4
SU119_5# of relatives ever had drug/alcohol problemsV03440SU119_5SU119_5
SU120Received help from fam/friends/acquaint for drug/alc probV03441
SU120ATried to get help from fam/friends/acquaint for drug/alc probV03442

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