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European Addiction Severity Index (EuropASI)

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Author/Developer / Address:

Blacken, P.; Hendriks, V.; Pozzi, G.; Tempesta, E.; Hartgers, C.; Koeter, M.; Fahrner, E.M.; Gsellhofer, B.; Küfner, H.; Kokkevi, A.; Uchtenhagen, A.

For Czech adaptation please contact Alena Trojackova
References for Czech version and adaptation:
Kubička, L., Csémy, L. (1997). První zkušenosti sčeskou verzí EuropASI. Alkoholizmus a drogové závislosti (Protialkoholický obzor), 32, 4, s. 215-221.
Kubička, L., Csémy, L. (1998). Validita české verze EuropASI. Alkoholizmus a drogové závislosti (Protialkoholický obzor), 33, 5, s. 307-315.
For Dutch adaptation please contact Veerle Raes
For Hungarian adaptation please contact Eszter Nadas

Publication dates:


Description / Type of Assessment:

Objective face-to-face structured interview. It is a multidimensional clinical and research instrument. The EUROPASI is an adaptation of the Addiction Severity Index (fifth version).

Primary use / Purpose:

Designed to provide basic diagnostic information on a client prior, during and after treatment for substance use-related problems, and for the assessment of change in client status and treatment outcome.

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

General information
Medical status
Chemical use (alcohol / drug use)
Family / social relationships
Legal status
Psychiatric / psychological status



Administration / Completion Time:

30 - 45 minutes for a skilled and trained technician.

Scoring Procedures:

Not specified.

Scoring Time:

One minute (by computer). Five minutes (by hand).


Assessors will require training in interviewing troubled clients with substance use-related problems.

Source of Psychometrics:


English and several European languages.

Availability / Inquiries:

See the Manual.


The ASI is in the public domain.

Practicability / usefulness:

The EUROPASI is used for client clinical assessment and research purposes.
The EUROPASI can be used for different purposes in assessing substance abuse clients: a) to assess the problem severity of the interviewee, and b) for periodic repeated administrations to monitor and quantify change in problems commonly associated to substance abuse.

European Addiction Severity Index (EuropASI)
Questionnaire as Access File
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Interview form EN
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Questionnaire whit TDI integrated
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Composite scoring
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