Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM)

The Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) is a 17-item questionnaire that measures an individual’s health, alcohol, and drug use.

ITEM CODING

Item 1 is scored on a scale from 0 to 4.

0 = Excellent

1 = Very Good

2 = Good

3 = Fair

4 = Poor

Items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a-g, 10, 11, 13, and 16 are scored on a scale from 0 to 4.

0 = 0

1 = 1-3

2 = 4-8

3 = 9-15

4 = 16-30

Items 8, 9, 12, 15, and 17 are scored on a scale from 0 to 4 with 17 being reverse coded.

0 = Not at all

1 = Slightly

2 = Moderately

3 = Considerably

4 = Extremely

Item 14 is scored on a 2 point scale.

0 = No

4 = Yes

SCALES

RESOURCE FILES

BAM Questionnaire

REFERENCES

Cacciola, J. S., Alterman, A. I., DePhilippis, D., Drapkin, M. L., Valadez, C., Fala, N. C., … & McKay, J. R. (2013). Development and initial evaluation of the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM). Journal of substance abuse treatment, 44(3), 256-263.