BAM-IOP and BAM-RIntensive Outpatient Assessment.
The primary purpose of the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) is to support individualized, measurement-based care for substance use disorders (SUD). The BAM monitors a patient’s progress in SUD care and yields reliable data that is both easy to collect and readily integrated into SUD treatment planning.
What is BAM?
The BAM is a 17-item, multidimensional questionnaire, designed to be administered as a clinical interview (in-person or telephonically) or via patient self-report, for all patients seeking or enrolled in SUD specialty care. It retrospectively assesses the past 30 days of three SUD-related domains: risk factors for substance use, protective factors that support sobriety, and drug and alcohol use. Items were selected for inclusion in the BAM based on their presence in existing SUD measures and/or on empirical support for their reliable and valid assessment of SUD relapse risk and treatment outcome. Each item ranges in value from zero to 30, the Use Score ranges from zero to 90, and the risk and protective factor scores range from zero to 180.