Drug Abuse Screening Quiz

The test is completely confidential and anonymous; your results are not recorded; and are available only to you. You will not be asked for any personal identifying information.

This quiz was developed by the Office of Health Care Programs, Johns Hopkins University Hospital. If you use drugs, this quiz can give you an idea how your drug use may fall into harmful patterns and indicate whether or not you have a drug problem.

This quiz does not provide a diagnosis of drug abuse, drug dependence or drug addiction. The results cannot substitute for a full evaluation by a healthcare professional, and should only be used as a guide to understanding your drug use and its potential health issues.

When answering the questions, use the last 12 months as a frame of reference. Be honest with yourself, only you will see the results of your test and you can only benefit if your answers are accurate.

Q: Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?

Q: Have you abused prescription drugs?

Q: Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?

Q: Do you use drugs more than once a week?

Q: Have you tried to stop using drugs and were not able to do so?

Q: Have you had blackouts or flashbacks as a result of drug use?

Q: Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?

Q: Does your spouse -or parents -ever complain about your involvement with drugs?

Q: Has drug abuse created problems between you and your spouse or your parents?

Q: Have you lost friends because of your use of drugs?

Q: Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?

Q: Have you been in troble at work because of your use of drugs?

Q: Has you lost a job because of drug abuse?

Q: Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs?

Q: Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?

Q: Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs?

Q: Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?

Q: Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use - memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.?

Q: Have you gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?

Q: Have you ever been involved in a treatment program especially related to drug use?

According to the Vanderbilt Univwersity Addiction Center, the level of advisability of seeking drug treatment is based on the number of "Yes" answers you gave:

1-5 YES - Low level

6-10 YES - Moderate level

11-15 Yes - Substantial level

16 - 20 Yes - Severe level

If you believe you may need drug treatment, phone Directions of Recovery. Our staff will guide you.









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