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Am I Addicted?

Each person's "being at the bottom" is different. Some people recognize they are in trouble early. What you need to ask yourself is, "How far down do I want to go before I make an effort to come back up?" or "How much am I willing to risk the possibility that I'll never make it back up?"

In the following self-assessment, answer the questions honestly either yes or no and keep tally of how many of each you have. This only takes a minute and could help you better gauge whether or not you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol.

  1. Have you ever decided to stop your drug use or drinking and been unable to do so for any length of time?
    YES NO
  2. Are other people bothered by your intake of drugs and alcohol? Do they make comments or make it apparent they are uncomfortable around you when you are intoxicated?
    YES NO
  3. Have you ever made an attempt to stop using or drinking by switching from beer to liquor, liquor to beer, heroin to pills or from hard drugs to pot and found that either you were unsuccessful or that you just added a new "flavor" to your drinking and using?
    YES NO
  4. In the past year have you ever had a drink or used drugs upon waking up to feel better from the night before?
    YES NO
  5. Do you wish you could be like other people who drink and / or use and do not get in trouble? Do you envy them?
    YES NO
  6. In the past year have you been in trouble at school, work or with the law as a result of drinking or drug use?
    YES NO
  7. In the past year has your drug use or drinking caused problems at home with your family, children, parents or spouse?
    YES NO
  8. Do you ever sneak drinks or hide your drug use at parties or get high or "buzzed" before attending social events so that people can't gauge how much you are using or drinking?
    YES NO
  9. Do you tell yourself that you can quit anytime but still get drunk and or high without meaning to?
    YES NO
  10. Have you missed school, work or important family commitments because you were high, hung-over or drunk?
    YES NO
  11. Do you ever have "blackouts" or periods you can't remember while using drugs or drinking?
    YES NO
  12. Have you ever felt that if you could only quit using or drinking, your life would be much better?
    YES NO

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You answered yes to less than two questions:

Your answers suggest that drinking or drug use is not a problem for you.

You answered yes to between 2 and 4 questions:

Your self-assessment responses suggest that your usual drinking or drug use pattern could be getting in the way of your ability to function at your very best.
Only you or a qualified professional can determine if there exist a drinking or drug problem in your life. However, often the fear of being labeled "alcoholic" or a "drug addict" keeps people from confronting the issue altogether.
Self education is the best tool and reading through the material on this site may help you learn more about the signs of alcoholism or addiction. You can also call us to talk to an addictions specialist in total anonymity.

You answered yes to five or more questions:

Your responses suggest that drinking or drug use has become a real problem for you. Additionally, your drinking or using is consistent with most definitions of alcoholism and drug addiction. It has been said that admitting a problem, even to yourself, is the first and the most vital step you can take to address that problem. We strongly encourage you to consult with one of our trained specialists to find out about the different paths available to work towards the life which is free of drugs and alcohol.
Any decision you make must come from you and you alone, no one can make or pressure you to make a decision.
By calling and talking to someone that has been through what you are going through now, you will know your options and you will get the information that you need to make the best decision at this time of your like.
You, like any other person in this world deserve a happy and productive life. The choice as to when to start living that life is yours.