Am I Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

A question you may find yourself asking, or may hear others asking you. You don’t need to hit rock bottom to realize you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Addiction affects everyone – no matter your income, social status, race, religion – every one of us is susceptible to becoming addicted. Recognizing addiction in ourselves may not be easy to do, so why don’t we start with this addiction self assessment quiz.

Answer the following questions “Yes” or “No”:

  1. In the past year, have you ever drank or used drugs more than you meant to?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Have you ever neglected some of your usual responsibilities because of alcohol or drugs?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Have you felt you wanted or needed to cut down on your drinking or drug use in the last year?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Has anyone objected to your drinking or drug use? Or has your family, friend, or anyone else ever told you they objected to alcohol or drug use in general?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Have you ever found yourself preoccupied with wanting to use alcohol or drugs? Or have you found yourself thinking a lot about drinking or using?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Have you ever used alcohol or drugs to relieve emotional discomforts, such as sadness, anger, or boredom?
    • Yes
    • No

If you’ve answered “Yes” to more than 1 of the above questions, we encourage you to reach out to us.

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