One, if not the most, frequently used measure of personality variables with drug and alcohol dependent adolescents is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). The MMPI is commonly used as a diagnostic indicator of chemical dependency using the MacAndrews subscale and as a screening device for psychopathology with youngsters admitted for drug and alcohol treatment. Most often, the MMPI is administered to adolescents immediately upon admission to a treatment program or, minimally, within the first 72 hours following admission. This study reviewed the applicability of MMPI usage with newly admitted chemically dependent adolescents to a treatment program examining the MMPI validation scales.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Social Psychology