Think you may have an addiction problem? Wondering “Am I an addict?”

If you answer yes to one or more of the questions below, it is time to consider reaching out for help for your drug or alcohol problem.

1. Have you ever been dishonest about your drinking or drug use?

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2. Have you ever felt ashamed or guilty about your drinking/drug use?

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3. Do you ever drink or use drugs alone?

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4. Do you frequently use drugs or alcohol when feeling depressed or angry?

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5. Have you ever been arrested for anything drug or alcohol related?

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6. Have you ever thought you can’t have fun without drugs and alcohol?

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7. Have you used prescription drugs in a non-medical way?

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8. Have you mixed drugs or taken more than one at the same time?

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9. Have you ever switched drugs or types of drugs (e.g. beer instead of liquor)?

yesno

10. Are you unable to get through the week without using drugs?

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11. Do people close to you ever complain about your drug use?

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12. Have drugs or drinking created problems between you and your family or spouse?

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13. Has drinking/drug use impacted your work and/or education?

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14. Have you been fired because of drinking or drug use?

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15. Have you lost friends and relationships due to drinking and drug use?

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16. Have you abandoned commitments, hobbies, or anything other aspect of your life to use drugs?

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17.When not drinking or getting high, do you find yourself obsessing over drugs and alcohol?

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18. Have you “blacked out" or lost consciousness when you drank or used drugs?

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19. Have you ever stolen anything in order to get your drugs?

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20.Have you tried and failed to stop using drugs?

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21. Is buying drugs/alcohol a bigger priority than rent, bills or your other financial responsibilities?

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22. Do you continue to drink and use despite negative consequences?

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23. Over time, have you had to use more drugs/alcohol in order to get the same effect?

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24. Have you ever overdosed on any drugs?

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25. Do you feel physically sick when you stop using drugs or alcohol?

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26. Have you been involved in a treatment program as a result of your drug use?

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