Use, Abuse or Addiction?

When you use alcohol and/or drugs (alcohol is a drug), it can quickly become a problem, and although addiction is a Primary, Progressive & Predictable Disease "Process",  it can sometimes be accelerated, and happen "before you know it".  

It may be that you need to really take a look at your substance use and be honest with yourself when evaluating whether or not it has  become a problem.

We used to say, "You have a problem with substances if substances have caused a problem in your life" - but it's actually a little more complex than that.  

There are many questions that need to be addressed and answered.   Take this quick survey -- honestly answer Yes or No to the questions below.

Your First & Last Name: *

Your email address - one that you check frequently *

Your best phone number *

Your AEP/PTI Case Manager's Name *

1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your substance use? *

Yes

No

2. Do you ever use substances when you’re alone? *

Yes

No

3. Have you ever used more of a substance than you intended in a given period of time? *

Yes

No

4. Have you ever used substances for a longer period of time than you originally intended? *

Yes

No

5. Have you ever used more than one substance at a time? *

Yes

No

6. Concerning your use of substances, has anyone ever told you that you use too much? *

Yes

No

7. Have you ever taken one substance to overcome the effects of another? *

Yes

No

8. Have you ever thought that your life might be better if you didn't use substances? *

Yes

No

9. Have you ever felt angry at yourself or guilty because of your substance use? *

Yes

No

10. Do you regularly use a substance at certain times of the day or on certain occasions, for example, when you go to bed, when you wake up, before or after a meal, or before or after sex? *

Yes

No

11. Have you ever lied about your substance use to family members or friends? *

Yes

No

12. Have you ever lied to a doctor or faked symptoms to get prescription substances? *

Yes

No

13. Have you ever stolen substances? *

Yes

No

14. Have you ever stolen money or material goods that you could sell to obtain substances? *

Yes

No

15. Have you ever done things to obtain substances that you later regretted? *

Yes

No

16. Has your substance use ever caused problems for you with school or with work? *

Yes

No

17. Have you noticed that you need to use more and more of a substance to get you high? *

Yes

No

18. Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when you go without substances for a few days? *

Yes

No

19. Do you panic when your substance supply gets low? *

Yes

No

20. Have you ever done something when you were high that you felt guilty about later? *

Yes

No

21. Have you ever gotten into fights when high on substances? *

Yes

No

23. Have you ever been diagnosed with a medical problem related to your substance use? *

Yes

No

24. Have you ever overdosed on a substance? *

Yes

No

25. Have you ever attended a treatment program specifically related to substance use? *

Yes

No

26. Have you associated with people with whom you normally wouldn’t just so you could have access to substances? *

Yes

No

27. Have you stopped associating with any of your friends because they don’t use substances as much as you? *

Yes

No

Have you ever been arrested, given a citation or ticket for any substance-related activity (including possession and/or minor in possession)? *

Yes

No

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