Substance Use Self-Assessments
Do you wonder whether or not you have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse? Here are five questions that may help you look at your using behavior.
- Have you noticed a change in tolerance to your drug of choice (needing more or less of the drug to get the same desired effect or feeling less effect with the same amount)?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms (body aches, tremors, nausea, headaches, etc.) after stopping use, or use to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms?
- Have you noticed a loss of control around your substance use? Are you using substances in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than you intended?
- Have you tried, with little or no success, to control your substance use (making efforts to cut down, having rules around use, and/or bargaining with yourself to limit your use)?
- Has your time spent using substances increased (including getting the substance, using it, and recovering from its effects)?
If you use drugs or alcohol and can answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may benefit from taking a closer look at your substance use.
Note: This self-assessment is for information purposes only. It does not replace a formal substance use assessment. If you are interested in scheduling a substance dependency assessment, please contact us at 320-364-1300.