Do you have a problem with drugs or alcohol? Take this Quiz to find out.
If you would rather not leave this page, the substance abuse questions and results are below.
- Do you drink/use larger quantities of alcohol/drugs than you had planned before starting?
- Do you have a strong desire or urge to use alcohol or drugs most days of the week?
- Do you spend a lot of time trying to obtain alcohol or drugs, drinking/using, and recovering from it's effects? (Most days of the week you are doing one of the above?)
- Do you have problems at work, school, or home due to your alcohol or drug use?
- Do you have relationship issues due to your alcohol or drug use?
- Do you avoid social or recreational activities so that you can drink/use?
- Do you drive or do other physically hazardous activities while intoxicated?
- Is your alcohol/drug use making your depression, anxiety, or other mental health condition worse?
- Is your alcohol/drug use making a medical problem worse? ex. diabetes, cirrhosis
- Do you find that you need to drink or use increased amounts to become intoxicated?
- Have you used alcohol or drugs to relieve withdrawal symptoms?
- No substance abuse problem - If you answered "yes" to none or only one question. According to the DSM-V, you do not meet criteria to be considered someone with a substance use disorder.
- Mild substance use problem - You answered "yes" to 2 or 3 questions. According to the DSM-V, you may have a mild problem with substance use. Now is a great time to get support around reducing or stopping your alcohol or drug use.
- Moderate substance use problem - You answered "yes" to 4 or 5 questions. According to the DSM-V, you may have a moderate substance use problem. Don’t wait until things get worse. Now is the time to find support around your use.
- Severe substance use problem - You answered "yes" to 6 or more questions. According to the DSM-V, you may have a severe substance use problem. There are many ways to get help including group or individual counseling, intensive outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, 12-step meetings, and medication. Please reach out for help. You can get better!
*This quiz is based on criteria for a substance use disorder in the DSM-V and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose a substance use disorder. If you suspect you have a substance use problem, please seek help from a professional.