This is a screen for adolescent substance abuse. The name, CRAFFT, is an acronym for key components in the questions: Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble. This tool is use for youth 14 and up.

There is one form, consisting of six questions about behaviors relating to alcohol and drug use.

The tool is usually self-administered by the youth, but could also be conducted as an interview. It takes less than five minutes to complete and a brief time for staff to score.

Overview of scoring. The response categories are either "Yes" or "No" ."Yes" responses to two or more questions indicate that the youth is at risk. Please consult the CRAFFT website for scoring instructions.

This tool is free and available online. To request other translations, call the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) at 617-355-5433 or write to

For more information about CRAFFT.

This information is provided by MassHealth.