Substance Abuse Self-Assessment

Is it possible that I am suffereing from substance abuse? Addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive behaviors. People who are addicted feel an overwhelming, uncontrollable need for drugs or alcohol, or something else, even in the face of negative consequences. This self-destructive behavior can be hard to understand. Why continue doing something that’s hurting you? Why is it so hard to stop? iTherapy is happy to offer this Substance Abuse Self Assessment to assist you

Substance Abuse Self-Test

Is it possible that I have symptoms of Substance Abuse?

Answer the questions below:

  1. Do you ever use alone? Yes     No
  2. Have you ever substituted one drug for another, thinking that one particular drug was the problem? Yes     No
  3. Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs? Yes     No
  4. Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to obtain drugs? Yes     No
  5. Do you regularly use a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed? Yes     No
  6. Have you ever taken one drug to overcome the effects of another? Yes     No

0% Complete

Your responses are private. and are not viewed by a clinician. If you feel like you need helpvisit Education and Resources for Addictions Page to learn more about Alcohol Abuse and to get in touch with one of iTherapy’s counselors.

Remember, no self-test is conclusive, nor do they replace a formal diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. For a formal diagnostic assessment by an iTherapy approved professional please visit Find a Counselor page

  1. Do you avoid people or places that do not approve of you using drugs? Yes     No
  2. Have you ever used a drug without knowing what it was or what it would do to you? Yes     No
  3. Has your job or school performance ever suffered from the effects of your drug use? Yes     No
  4. Have you ever been arrested as a result of using drugs? Yes     No
  5. Have you ever lied about what or how much you use? Yes     No
  6. Do you put the purchase of drugs ahead of your financial responsibilites? Yes     No

25% Complete

Your responses are private. and are not viewed by a clinician. If you feel like you need helpvisit Education and Resources for Addictions Page to learn more about Alcohol Abuse and to get in touch with one of iTherapy’s counselors.

Remember, no self-test is conclusive, nor do they replace a formal diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. For a formal diagnostic assessment by an iTherapy approved professional please visit Find a Counselor page

  1. Have you ever tried to stop or control your using? Yes     No
  2. Have you ever been in jail, hospital, or drug rehabilitation center because of your using? Yes     No
  3. Does using interfere with your sleeping or eating? Yes     No
  4. Does the thought of running out of drugs terrify you? Yes     No
  5. Do you feel it is impossible for you to live without drugs? Yes     No
  6. Do you ever question your own sanity? Yes     No

50% Complete

Your responses are private. and are not viewed by a clinician. If you feel like you need helpvisit Education and Resources for Addictions Page to learn more about Alcohol Abuse and to get in touch with one of iTherapy’s counselors.

Remember, no self-test is conclusive, nor do they replace a formal diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. For a formal diagnostic assessment by an iTherapy approved professional please visit Find a Counselor page

  1. Is your drug use making life at home unhappy? Yes     No
  2. Have you ever thought you couldn’t fit in or have a good time without drugs? Yes     No
  3. Have you ever felt defensive, guilty, or ashamed about your using? Yes     No
  4. Do you think a lot about drugs? Yes     No
  5. Have you had irrational or indefinable fears? Yes     No
  6. Has using affected your sexual relationship? Yes     No

75% Complete

Your responses are private. and are not viewed by a clinician. If you feel like you need helpvisit Education and Resources for Addictions Page to learn more about Alcohol Abuse and to get in touch with one of iTherapy’s counselors.

Remember, no self-test is conclusive, nor do they replace a formal diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. For a formal diagnostic assessment by an iTherapy approved professional please visit Find a Counselor page

  1. Have you ever taken drugs your don’t prefer? Yes     No
  2. Have you ever used drugs because of emotional pain or stress? Yes     No
  3. Have you ever overdosed on any drugs? Yes     No
  4. Do you continue to use despite negative consequences? Yes     No
  5. Do you think you might have a drug problem? Yes     No

75% Complete

Your responses are private. and are not viewed by a clinician. If you feel like you need helpvisit Education and Resources for Addictions Page to learn more about Alcohol Abuse and to get in touch with one of iTherapy’s counselors.

Remember, no self-test is conclusive, nor do they replace a formal diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. For a formal diagnostic assessment by an iTherapy approved professional please visit Find a Counselor page

 
 

 

Your responses are private. and are not viewed by a clinician. If you feel like you need help visit Education and Resources for Addictions Page to learn more about Addictions and to get in touch with one of iTherapy’s counselors.

Remember, no self-test is conclusive, nor do they replace a formal diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. For a formal diagnostic assessment by an iTherapy approved professional please visit Find a Counselor page