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The Trap Detector

Instructions

Rate how well the following statements describe your relationship with the addictive substance or activity (the incentive).

0 --- Statement is no more true for me than for the average person.
1 --- Statement is more true for me than for the average person.
2 --- Statement is much more true for me than for the average person.

  1. I have little desire for the incentive when it is not around, but when it is nearby (available) I canít resist it.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE true.

  2. Forbidding me to use an incentive increases my desire to use it.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  3. If I knew I could get away with it, I would certainly lapse.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  4. I sometimes lapse without having made a conscious decision to do so.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  5. Even though I realize I am about to lapse I may not exert the effort to prevent it.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  6. When I review my history I see that I often follow a predictable sequence that leads to relapse.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  7. My emotional reactions often make things worse and increase the likelihood of relapse.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  8. I perform better when I am not being evaluated by myself or others.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  9. Encountering certain individuals or circumstances would dramatically increase my risk of relapse.

    0 -Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  10. Once I start thinking about the incentive I canít get it out of my mind until I finally give in and relapse.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  11. Alcohol intoxication is a trigger for relapse.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  12. I feel that it is unfair that others get to use the incentive yet I cannot.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.

  13. When I go for a period of time without using the incentive I experience withdrawal symptoms.

    0 - Statement is NO MORE TRUE.
    1 - Statement is MORE TRUE.
    2 - Statement is MUCH MORE TRUE.