How do I know if I have a problem?
If you are someone you love is concerned that you have a drug or alcohol problem, it is worth taking a look at your drug use habits and attitudes. Many people stay in denial for long periods of time while their lives fall apart slowly, one way to try to avoid that for yourself is to answer these questions to yourself as honestly as possible.
Self-Assessment for drug and alcohol problems
- Have you ever lied to anyone about your drug use?
- Has anyone ever asked you to stop?
- Has anyone ever told you that you use too much?
- Do you feel more confident when under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Have you ever tried a substance that you said you wouldn’t?
- Do you ever use alone?
- Have you ever missed an event because of your drinking or drug use?
- Has your school or work performance declined?
- Have you ever been arrested or almost arrested?
- Have you engaged in risky sexual behavior under the influence?
- Have you ever done something you regret under the influence?
- Has your relationship with your parents changed since you began using?
- Do normal activities seem more fun under the influence?
- Do you spend time thinking about your next high?
- Do you use drugs to cope with stress or problems?
- Does it take more drugs or alcohol than it used to, for you to get drunk or high?
- Do you ever often wonder if drugs are the problem?
- Have you ever tried to stop unsuccessfully?
- Have you ever promised someone you would cut down and not followed through?
- Have you ever-experienced memory loss or black outs under the influence?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you may have a drug or alcohol problem. Don’t wait until there is a crisis to seek out help, there is a better way of life available now. Call Pathway to talk with someone who can help 877-921-4050.