The CRAFFT questionnaire is a brief screening instrument to detect substance abuse in adolescents. This was developed at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.


Sources for questions:

(1) Drug and Alcohol Problem Quickscreen (DAP): C

(2) Problem-Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT): R, F1, F2

(3) RAFFT screen from Project ADEPT: R, A, T



(C) car use while intoxicated

(R) relax

(A) alone

(F) forget things while using

(F) family or friends ask you to cut down

(T) trouble as a result


Responses: yes or no


score =

= SUM(number of "yes" responses)



• minimum score: 0

• maximum score: 6

• A score >= 2 was 92.3% sensitive and 82.1% specific for long-term treatment need.


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