Maudsley Addiction Profile

Original/alternative title:  MAP


MAP was designed to assess four domains with people with drug and alcohol problems. It  was explicitly designed as a core research instrument and to be a resource for treatment services wishing to undertake outcome studies. All of the problem measures can be repeatedly administered at points during and after an index treatment episode. Changes in these measures can then be attributed to treatment or other processes over the intervening period. A key principle behind the MAP is that, as a core instrument, other measures and items can be added as required according to clinical, operational or research requirement. For example, a measure of drug dependence could be included, as well as questions concerning drug use history.

Additional information

Marsden J, Nizzoli U, Corbelli C, Margaron H, Torres M, Prada De Castro I, Stewart D, Gossop M. New European instruments for treatment outcome research: Reliability of the Maudsley Addiction Profile and Treatment Perceptions Questionnaire in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Eur Addict Res 2000;6(3):115-122.

Deady M. A Review of Screening, Assessment and Outcome Measures for Drug and Alcohol Settings. NSW Health Department, 2009, 225p. Free online:….

Hernandez MAT; Gomez CF. Spanish validation of the Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP) [Spanish]. Addicciones 2004;16(4):267-275.