Am I An Addict/Alcoholic?



Ask yourself the following questions and answer them as honestly as you can. YES NO
  1.  Do you avoid people and/or places that do not condone your usage?    
  2.  Do you like to use alone?    
  3.  Do you use because your family drives you crazy?    
  4.  Have you ever stolen your friend's drugs?    
  5.  Do you guard your supply?    
  6.  Have you been arrested for drinking, drunk driving, or driving under the influence of an intoxicant?     
  7.  Have you ever stolen drugs, money, or someone else's possessions to buy your drug of choice?    
  8.  Did you smoke your plant before it was two feet tall?    
  9.  Do you spend your money on drugs rather than food and other necessities?    
10.  Do you think that everyone in the world is crazy except yourself?    
11.  Do you wonder why some people don't want to use?    
12.  Does the thought of running out of your drug of choice leave you with a feeling of impending doom?    
13.  Do you get more drugs or alcohol when your supply is running low or as soon as you run out?    
14.  Do you neglect your responsibilities because you'd rather get high?    
15.  Have you tried substituting one drug for another, thinking that "one" particular drug was your problem?    
16.  Do you con doctors for "legal" drugs, telling yourself that it's okay to use them because they aren't illegal?    
17.  Do you have more than one prescription at one time with different doctors?    
18.  Do you use something to help you get going in the morning, or to slow you down at night?     
19.  Do you use illegal or "hard" drugs and think there is nothing that can be done to kick the habit?    
20.  Have you ever been in trouble with friends, family, school, jobs, or the law because of drug/alcohol related incidents?    
21.  Do you have more than one hiding place for your drugs?    
22.  Do you have empty alcohol containers in your vehicle?    
23. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?     
24.  Is drinking making your home life unhappy?    
25.  Do you drink because you are shy with other people?    
26.  Is using affecting your reputation?    
27.  Have you ever felt remorse after drinking or using?    
28.  Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of drinking or using?    
29.  Do you or have you turned turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?    
30.  Does your using make you careless of your family's welfare?    
31.  Since you began to use, has your ambition decreased?    
32.  Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?    
33.  Do you want a drink the next morning?    
34.  Does your use cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?    
35.  Has your efficiency decreased since you started using?    
36.  Is using or drinking jeopardizing your job or business?     
37.  Do you drink or use to escape from worries or trouble?    
38.  Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?    
39.  Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?    
40.  Do you drink or use to build up your self-confidence?    
41.  Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking or an overdose?    

If you answered YES to any one of the questions, there is definite warning that you may be an addict/alcoholic. If you answered YES to any two, the chances are that you are an addict/alcoholic. If you answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an addict/alcoholic.

Revised April 2002

Copyright © 2004 Randall Nurmi 
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