The drug-related locus of control scale (DR-LOC) is a new instrument for assessing a person's belief of "being in control" in situations involving drug abuse. It consists of 16-item pairs presented in a forced-choice format, based on the conceptual model outlined by Rotter. The model characterizes the extent to which a person believes that the outcome of an event is under their personal control (internal locus of control) or the influence of external circumstances (external locus of control).
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Ersche, K. D., Turton, A. J., Croudace, T., & Stochl, J. (2012). Who do you think is in control in addiction? a pilot study on drug-related locus of control beliefs. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment, 11(4), 193-203. https://doi.org/10.1097/ADT.0b013e31823da151