BAM - Brief Addiction Monitor
This article is for the IO Interface and Private Practice Suite.
The Brief Addiction Monitor is an outcome measure with 17 items to support treatment for substance use disorder.
Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EHR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your Mobile Note.
- Sum of Items 4, 5, and 6 = Use (0-12 with higher scores meaning more Use)
- Sum of Items 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, and 15 = Risk (0-24 with higher scores meaning more Risk)
- Sum of Items, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 16 = Protective Factors (0-24 with higher scores meaning more Protection)
- Use: If a patient scores a 1 or greater, it calls for further examination and clinical attention.
- Any alcohol use
- Heavy alcohol use
- Any drug use
- Risk Factors: If a patient scores a 12 or greater, it calls for further examination and clinical attention.
- Physical Health
- Risky Situations
- Family/social problems
- Protective Factors: If a patient scores a 12 or below, it calls for further examination and clinical attention.
- Self-help behaviors
- Work/school participation
- Adequate Income
- Sober support
- Cacciola, John S. et al. Development and initial evaluation of the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , Volume 44 , Issue 3 , 256 – 263