This 23-item questionnaire (originally adapted from the Processes of Change questionnaire, Prochaska et al. 1998) assesses change processes and skills taught in coping skills treatment, such as problem solving and dealing with urges to use substances of abuse. Participants will rate on a 4-point scale their frequency of using each strategy to help avoid substance use. Total coping is measured by taking the mean across all 23 items. The CSS yields 4 subscales: active-behavioral, active-cognitive, avoidant-behavioral, and avoidant-cognitive.
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