Are drugs becoming a problem for me?
Check True or False to each of the following questions:
|Do you feel guilty about your drug use?|
|Have you lost friendships because of your use of drugs?|
|Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms that draw you closer to taking more of the drug?|
|Do you feel you can not stop using drugs?|
|Have you neglected school, work or family events because of your dependence on your drug?|
|Have you gotten into trouble because of drugs?|
|Do you feel you lost control over yourself?|
|Has your appearance deteriorated?|
|Do you ever feel anxious, overly worried or afraid?|
|Do you ever feel “spaced out”?|
|Do you take drugs to ease emotional pain?|
|Do you ever spend money on drugs than you can not afford?|
|Do you lie to people close to you about your drug use?|
Please count the number of “Trues” in your responses.
0 – 3:
You may be experiencing some mild features. They may be linked to a situation or adjustment. If symptoms persist or become more intense you may want to seek professional attention.
4 – 7:
You are most likely experiencing moderate difficulties with drugs. Professional assessment and therapeutic interventions should be explored.
8 – 10:
You are probably experiencing significant difficulties. Professional assessment and therapeutic intervention is advised. Medication evaluation may be of some benefit.
This is a symptom checklist. This is not a standardized psychological assessment.
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