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The Validity of TCU Drug Screen 5 for Identifying Substance Use Disorders among Justice-Involved Youth

Volume 83 Number 2
September 2019

This study analyzes the validity of the TCU Drug Screen 5 (TCU DS 5) as a screener for substance use disorders by comparing scores to subscales of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) assessment. Results revealed that the TCU DS 5 is a valid screener for SUD and provide justification for implementing this screener within juvenile systems.