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Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Aug;47(10):1151-8. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2012.683926. Epub 2012 Jun 5.

Addictive behavior among young people in Ukraine: a pilot study.

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State Institution "Institute of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of the Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine", Kharkiv, Ukraine. i


The AUDIT-like tests system was created for complex assessment and evaluation of the addictive status of adolescents in a Ukrainian population. The AUDIT-like tests system has been created from the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) developed by the World Health Organization. The AUDIT-like tests were minimally modified from the original AUDIT. Attention was brought to similarities between stages of different addictions (TV, computer games, the Internet, etc.) and alcohol addiction. Seventeen AUDIT-like tests were created to detect the different types of chemical and non-chemical addictions.

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