Addiction Self Test

Alcohol & Drugs

1. Have you felt annoyed by others criticizing your drinking, drug use, or problem behaviour (eg. food, sex, gambling, video games, work, exercise etc.)?
2. Have you felt bad or guilty about your drinking, drug use, or problem behaviour?
3. Have you had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a headache?
4. Have you felt that you should cut down on your drinking, drug use, or problem behaviour?
5. Have you ever used drinking, drug use, or problem behaviour to numb your feelings or as an “escape”?
6. Have you ever felt a loss of control over your drinking, drug use, or problem behaviour and used more or for longer than intended?
7. Have you had unmanageability in your life as a result of your drinking/drug use or problem behaviors? (eg. Problems at work, home, with money, feeling stressed and overwhelmed)
8. Have you had difficulty abstaining from drinking, drug use or problem behaviour for extended periods of time?
9. Have you made promises to yourself or loved ones about quitting drinking, drug use or other problem behaviors and then broken that promise?
10. Have you ever sought treatment in the past for drinking, drug use or problem behaviors?
11. Do you struggle to identify, process and/or communicate your emotions with yourself or others and do you find yourself over reacting or under reacting to situations?