Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index

Original/alternative title:  RAPI


The RAPI is a 18-item (originally 23-item) self-administered screening tool for assessing adolescent problem drinking. Respondents simply circle the number that corresponds to the number of times they have experienced each problem.

The RAPI is appropriate for use in clinical and non-clinical samples of adolescents and young adults.

Additional information

White HR ; Labouvie EW. Towards the assessment of adolescent problem drinking. J Stud Alcohol 50:30-37, 1989.

Collins S ; Carey K ; Sliwinski M. Mailed personalized normative feedback as a brief intervention for at-risk college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol 2002;63:559-567.

Ginzler JA; Garrett SB; Baer JS; Peterson PL. Measurement of negative consequences of substance use in street youth: an expanded use of the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index. Addictive Behaviors 2007;32(7):1519-1525.

Devos-Comby L; Lange JE. Standardized measures of alcohol-related problems: a review of their use among college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 2008;22(3):349-361.

Earleywine M ; LaBrie JW ; Pedersen ER. A brief Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index with less potential for bias. Addictive Behaviors 2008;33(9):1249-1253.