(PEI™) Personal Experience Inventory™

By Ken C. Winters, PhD and George A. Henly, PhD

(PEI™) Personal Experience Inventory™


Assesses all forms of substance abuse plus related psychosocial problems and personal risk factors


12 to 18 years

Admin Time

45 minutes




Provided for both a drug clinic population and a regular high school sample, together totaling nearly 2,000 adolescents

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Level C required.
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PEI Kit with 5-Use CD for On-Site Computer Scoring

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PEI Kit with 5-Use CD for On-Site Computer Scoring

Includes 5-use CD (requires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. CD-ROM drive and USB port required); 5 PC Answer Booklets; Manual


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PEI PEI PC Answer Booklet (Pack of 10)

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For use with the PEI CD. Includes test items.


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PEI 25-Use Scoring CD

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PEI 25-Use Scoring CD

PC with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. CD-ROM drive and USB port required. Each CD is good for 25 uses. Free U.S. shipping.


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Manuals & Resources

PEI Manual

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PEI Manual


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(PEI™) Personal Experience Inventory™

(PEI™) Personal Experience Inventory™


The PEI helps you identify, refer, and treat teenagers with drug and alcohol problems. It is particularly useful because it covers all forms of substance abuse, assesses both chemical involvement and related psychosocial problems, and documents the need for treatment.    

This convenient self-report inventory, used with more than 100,000 adolescents in facilities throughout the country, documents chemical involvement in 12- to 18-year-olds and identifies personal risk factors that may precipitate or sustain substance abuse.

Problem Severity Scales

  • Personal Involvement With Chemicals
  • Effects From Drug Use
  • Social Benefits of Drug Use
  • Personal Consequences of Drug Use
  • Polydrug Use
  • Transituational Drug Use
  • Psychological Benefits of Drug Use
  • Social-Recreational Drug Use
  • Preoccupation With Drugs
  • Loss of Control

Psychosocial Scales

  • Negative Self-Image
  • Psychological Disturbance
  • Social Isolation
  • Uncontrolled
  • Rejecting Convention
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Absence of Goals
  • Spiritual Isolation
  • Peer Chemical Involvement
  • Sibling Chemical Use
  • Family Pathology
  • Family Estrangement

Drug Use, Frequency, Duration, and Age of Onset

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Marijuana or Hashish
  • Quaaludes
  • Barbiturates
  • LSD
  • Other Psychedelics
  • Tranquilizers
  • Cocaine/Crack
  • Inhalants
  • Heroin
  • Other Opiates

Problem Screens

  • Family Chemical Dependency
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Eating Disorder
  • Suicide Potential
  • Psychiatric Referral

In addition, five validity scales alert you to response distortion, including defensiveness, “faking bad,” and inattentive responding. Norms, based on nearly 2,000 adolescents, are provided by age and sex for both drug clinic populations and regular high school samples. So you can see where the teenager stands in relation not only to the most extreme cases but also to average adolescents.

The entire inventory can be completed in just 45 minutes. It is then computer scored - which provides a complete interpretive report.

The PEI is routinely used in substance abuse treatment programs, student assistance programs, juvenile rehabilitation centers, and private practice. Reinforcing the trend toward earlier intervention, the PEI makes it easier to evaluate the many adolescents who are entering the health care system at younger ages, with more poorly defined problems. It permits more specialized treatment. And it documents the need for treatment—for insurance companies, the juvenile justice system, and parents.

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