The Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI)
White & Labouvie‚ 1989
1. Not able to do your homework or study for a test?
2. Got into fights‚ acted bad‚ or did mean things?
3. Missed out on other things because you spent too much money on alcohol?
4. Went to work or school high or drunk?
5. Caused shame or embarrassment to someone?
6. Neglected your responsibilities?
7. Relative avoided you?
8. Felt that you needed more alcohol than you used to use in order to get the same effect?
9. Tried to control your drinking by trying to drink only at certain times of the day or certain places?
10.Had withdrawal symptoms‚ that is‚ felt sick because you stopped or cut down on drinking?
11.Noticed a change in your personality?
12.Felt you had a problem with alcohol?
13.Missed a day (or part of a day) of school or work?
14.Tried to cut down or quit drinking?
15.Suddenly found yourself in a place that you could not remember getting to?
16.Passed out or fainted suddenly?
17.Had a fight‚ argument or bad feelings with a friend?
18.Had a fight‚ argument or bad feelings with a family member
19.Kept drinking when you promised yourself not to?
20.Felt you were going crazy?
21.Had a bad time?
22.Felt physically or psychologically dependent on alcohol?
23.Was told by a friend or neighbor to stop or cut down drinking?
Drove shortly after having more than 2 drinks?
Drove shortly after having more than 4 drinks?
This instrument can be found online at: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index4200EN.html
1=NEVER; 2=ONE TO TWO TIMES; 3=THREE TO FIVE TIMES; 4=SIX TO TEN TIMES; 5=MORE THAN TEN TIMES
The coded numbers (0-4) are added together across items to form a scale ranging from 0 to 69. It can be normed on any sample. In a clinical sample (age 14 to 18) means ranged from 21 to 25 and in a nonclinical sample (age 15 to 18) means ranged from 4 to 8 depending upon age and sex.
White‚ H.R. & Labouvie‚ E.W. (1989). Towards the assessment of adolescent problem drinking. Journal of Studies on Alcohol‚ 50‚ 30-37.