Do You Need Substance Abuse Treatment

Do you think you or a loved one may be addicted to drugs? If you or a loved one may have a drug addiction, take the following self-help quiz to find out if you may be displaying the common symptoms of a serious substance abuse problem. Drug abuse affects millions of Americans and should be treated as early as possible to treat its destructive and lethal consequences. This test is only for informational purposes and should be not used as a substitute for a professional evaluation.

Self Assessment Test:

1. Are there times when you are dissatisfied with yourself for not having the ability to quit using drugs?
2. Do you feel down on your luck or disheartened when you use drugs?
3. Do a large majority of your friends use drugs?
4. Have people closest to you been alarmed at the amount of drugs you use and urged you to stop or decrease your drug use?
5. Have you found yourself in a position where you needed to lie to close friends and family as well as your employer about your alcohol use?
6. Does it take more drugs now to get you high than it used to?
7. In your life, does drugs ever come ahead of important relationships?
8. Have you noticed that alcohol has caused you to sleep significantly more or less recently?
9. Has your drug use harmed key areas of your everyday life? (professional, social, personal)
10. Have you been getting into disputes with loved ones because of your drug use?
11. In your opinion, have drugs ever been a problem for you?
12. Have you pledged to yourself that you will stop or decrease your drug use and failed to uphold that pledge?
13. Do you notice that there are changes in your personality and moods when you use drugs?
14. Have you had problems with the law due to drug related activity? (possession, selling)
15. Was there ever a time when you desired to speak with a professional who empathizes with the drug-related problems that you have?
  This test is only for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for a professional evaluation.
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