Substance Abuse Assessment (Drug & Alcohol)

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Regarding Our Substance Abuse Screening Tool

If you feel you're struggling with drugs or alcohol, are using medicines on your own without a doctor’s prescription, or using medications in greater amounts or longer than prescribed, the following questions are among the ones your clinician would use to begin your evaluation. When answering the following questions, it is critical you are referring only to symptoms which have bothered you during the past 2 weeks. If you feel you need immediate support for your drug or alcohol abuse, we encourage you to seek help from a medical professional, such as an online therapist or online psychiatrist.

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Addiction affects people from all walks of life. If you’re concerned you may have an abuse problem with alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, take our quick online assessment. This screening tool can help you identify if your symptoms may be similar to Substance Use Disorder (SUDs) and will offer guidance on the next steps during your road to recovery.

Do I Have Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD)?

This assessment is for anyone who feels they may have a substance abuse or substance addiction problem.

Have you recently asked yourself questions like:

  • Do I use drugs or alcohol to numb my feelings?
  • Am I using drugs or alcohol more frequently than I should?
  • Why do I have such a hard time not abusing substances?
  • How come I feel withdrawal symptoms (nausea, restlessness, insomnia, depression, sweating, shaking, anxiety) when I don’t use drugs or alcohol?
  • Why can’t I stop abusing substances when I start?
  • Why do I need greater quantities of drugs or alcohol than my friends to have a good time?
  • Why am I losing friends and family over my use of drugs or alcohol?
  • Why can’t I seem to limit my intake of my desired substances?
The results of this quiz will help you better understand your current symptoms and whether or not you should seek further professional help.

How Accurate Is This Assessment?

This addiction assessment can help you recognize if you have a drug or alcohol problem by comparing your current symptoms with those of Substance Use Disorder. This test is not an official diagnosis.

Is This Addiction Quiz Free?

Yes, this evaluation is free and should be used if you feel you may have an issue with drug or alcohol consumption.

Can This Assessment Diagnose Me With Substance Use Disorder?

No, this assessment can not diagnose you with Substance Use Disorder. If you’re concerned you have symptoms of this mental health condition, seek help from a medical or mental health professional.