Drug and Alcohol Self-Assessments
Alcohol/Drug/Substance abuse, regardless of which drug it happens to be, can lead very quickly to dependence. Oftentimes, dependence develops without the realization that it is occurring.
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.
Note: This self-assessment is for information purposes only. It does not replace a formal evaluation by a medical or mental health professional. Please call 844-314-HOPE for a free phone evaluation with our admissions staff.
- 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 chemical use.