The fact that you’ve reached for this card says you may wonder about your relationship with alcohol or other drugs. Perhaps you find it difficult to cut back on your use, or you do things when you’re drunk or high that you later regret. You also may have reached for this card with a loved one in mind.
The purpose of this card is not to diagnose a substance abuse problem. Only a qualified professional, such as a doctor or counselor, can make such a diagnosis. The conclusions you draw from reading this card may lead you to seek assistance from just such a qualified professional.
The 15 questions that follow could indicate a loss of control over alcohol or other drugs. One “yes” answer is reason to be alert to the possibility that alcohol or other drugs have become a problem. The likelihood that the problem is serious increases with each succeeding “yes.”
Answer all questions with complete honesty. To be anything but honest on a self-test is a form of denial, and denial is another sign that alcohol or other drug use has become a problem.
Just talking about your problems sometimes leads to
new solutions. If you or someone you know needs information, guidance or help, call our Respond
program at 1-800-366-1132. Respond offers
confidential, caring assessments and referrals for individuals dealing with problems related to
mental health issues and substance abuse.
If you or a loved one are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately.