Do I Have a Substance Abuse Problem?

 

 

Take this short quiz to help identify symptoms and warning signs of a current or potential problem with alcohol or other drugs. Answer true or false to the following statements. (Note: “Drug” refers to any mood-altering substance, including prescription medication.)
I have tried to quit, cut down or control how much or how often I drink alcohol or use drugs but have not been very successful.
True
False
I have lied or minimized to family or friends about how much, or how often I drink or use drugs.
True
False
I drink or use other drugs even when I have planned not to.
True
False
I have told myself that “I can quit anytime,” but never do.
True
False
On more than one occasion I could not remember some things that happened while I was drinking or using drugs.
True
False
On more than one occasion, I have felt remorse for things I have said or done while using alcohol or drugs.
True
False
My use of alcohol or other drugs has led to tension or conflict with some of the people I care about— friends, spouse, significant other, parents and/ or siblings.
True
False
I have missed work or school because of alcohol or drugs.
True
False
I have had accidents or been injured as a result of drinking or drug use.
True
False
I have legal problems related to drinking or drug use.
True
False
Your Score

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0 Based on your responses to the quiz you do not appear to have a current problem with substance abuse. However, if you took this quiz because you are concerned about your use of alcohol or other drugs, you may want to learn more.

1-2 Your score indicates that you have some symptoms associated with Substance Use Disorder. SUD is a progressive problem with potentially devastating consequences. You could benefit from learning more about substance abuse. You could also ask a trusted friend for an honest opinion about your drinking or drug use, attend a 12-Step Meeting, or by seeking a professional evaluation.

3-4 Your score indicates that you are currently experiencing some symptoms and harmful consequences associated with SUD. You could benefit from learning more about yourself and SUD by seeking a professional assessment.

5-10 Your score indicates that you have many symptoms of SUD. You should seek a professional consultation. Complete the information below to request a consultation.

 

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