drug addict

Have you ever asked yourself "Am I addicted to drugs?" How about "Am I a drug addict?" If you have, then there's a good chance you are. The following quiz will help you determine if you need help. Be honest. Be thorough. And be serious about the results. Because your life could depend on it.

The Drug Addict Quiz

How often do you use drugs?

  • a) Never
  • b) Monthly
  • c) 2-4 times a month
  • d) 2-3 times a week
  • e) 4 or more times a week
  • Do you use more than one drug at the same time?

  • a) Never
  • b) Monthly
  • c) 2-4 times a month
  • d) 2-3 times a week
  • e) 4 or more times a week
  • How many times a day do you use drugs?

  • a) 1 or 2
  • b) 3 or 4
  • c) 5 or 6
  • d) 7 to 9
  • e) 10 or more
  • How often are you heavily influenced by drugs?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • How many times over the past year has your longing for drugs been unstoppable?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • How many times over the past year have you not been able to stop taking drugs once you started?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • How many times over the past year have you taken drugs and then not done something you should've done?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • How many times over the past year have you had to take drugs the morning after a night of heavy drug use?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • How many times over the past year have you had guilt feelings or a bad conscience because you used drugs?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • Have you or anyone else in your world been mentally or physically hurt because you used drugs?

  • a) No
  • b) Yes, but not in the last year
  • c) Yes, during the last year
  • Has a friend, family member or anyone else shown worry over your drug use and suggested you stop?

  • a) No
  • b) Yes, but not in the last year
  • c) Yes, during the last year
  • How many times over the past year have you thought you might need help?

  • a) Never
  • b) Less than monthly
  • c) Monthly
  • d) Weekly
  • e) Daily or almost daily
  • *Each letter is worth one point (i.e. a = 1 and e = 5).

    Results

    If you scored 30 or above (52% or higher) then you are at risk and warrant further diagnostic evaluation for drug dependence.

    24 - 29 (41% - 51%) then you may want to explore counseling and continue to monitor your drug use.

    If you scored 13 - 23 (21% - 40%) then a primer on hazardous drug use and continued monitoring of drug use patterns could be helpful.

    If you scored 12 (20%) or lower, then you are probably at low risk of a drug use problem.

    The higher the score, of course, the more likely it is you're a drug addict. And anyone who's scored 30 or above should immediately seek professional addiction treatment. Even a score of 24 or above may be cause for concern. For such scores may reflect a greater tendency toward drug problems and dependence.

    Bear in mind, the results of this self-test are not intended to constitute a diagnosis. They should be used solely as an indicator. Again though, the higher the score the more likely you're a drug addict. And we urgently ask anyone who's scored 30 or above to please get in touch with us asap. Why? Because we can help. And because the call just might save your life.

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