Table 1

 DSM-IV alcohol abuse criteria from 1997 and 1999 CAS survey items

DSM-IV criteriaCAS measure of harm
Failure to fulfill important social roleMissed class andFell behind in school work
Use alcohol despite physically hazardous contextAlcohol related injury orAlcohol related overdose orDrive and heavy episodic drink
Legal problems associated with alcohol useDamaged property orTrouble with police
Continued use despite persistent social or interpersonal problemsArgued with friends orDid something later regretted