Coping Behaviours Inventory (CBI)

Coping Behaviours Inventory (CBI)
Litman‚ G.K.‚ Stapleton‚ J.‚ Oppenheim‚ A.N.‚ & Peleg‚ M. (1983)
1.Thinking about how much better off I am without drink .
2. Telephoning a friend
3. Keeping in the company of non-drinkers
4. Thinking positively
5. Thinking of the mess I've got myself into through drinking
6. Stopping to examine my motives and eliminating the false ones
7. Thinking of the promises I've made to others
8. Staying indoors - hiding
9. Pausing and really thinking the whole alcoholic cycle through
10. Leaving my money at home
11. Recognizing that life is no bed of roses but drink is not the answer
12. Going to an A.A. meeting
13. Knowing that by not drinking I can show my face again without fear of what others will think
14. Cheering myself up by buying myself something special instead
15. Facing up to my bad feelings instead of trying to drown them .
16. Working harder
17. Realizing it's just not worth it
18. Waiting it out until everything is shut
19. Remembering how I've let my friends and family down in the past.
20. Keeping away from people who drink
21. Going for a walk
22. Looking on the bright side and trying to stop making excuses for myself
23. Realizing it's affecting my health
24. Start doing something in the house
25. Considering the effect it will have on my family
26. Reminding myself of the good life I can have without drink
27. Getting in touch with old drinking friends who are better now
28. Making up my mind that I'm going to stop playing games with myself
29. Eating a good meal
30. Avoiding places where I drank
31. Thinking about all the people who have helped me 3
32. Saying I am well and wish to stay so
33. Going to sleep
34. Remembering how it has affected my family
35. Forcing myself to go to work
36. Trying to face life instead of avoiding it.
was designed to assess the behaviors and thoughts used by alcoholics to prevent‚ avoid or control the resumption of heavy drinking. The inventory includes a list of 14 cognitive and 22 behavioral options.
This instrument can be found at:
0=Usually‚ 1=Often‚ 2=Sometimes‚ 3=Never

Litman‚ G.K.‚ Stapleton‚ J.‚ Oppenheim‚ A.N.‚ & Peleg‚ M. (1983). An instrument for measuring coping behaviours in hospitalized alcoholics: Implications for relapse prevention treatment. British Journal of Addiction‚ 78‚ 269-276.