The addiction compulsion scale is a scale of 0 to 5 that allows a person to self-monitor their degree of craving for an addictive substance or an activity in a given moment. For example, the scale measures an individual's alcohol use and their attempts to control their drinking. It is a self-rated instrument for the quantification of thoughts about alcohol and drinking behaviors.
Here is the scale's breakdown:
0-1 = I have no desire or urge at all.
2-3 = I feel relatively untroubled around the urge, but it is still present. I, however, feel like I will give in to the urge at some point.
4-5 = I have a strong urge I want to use it now.
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