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Substance Abuse Screening Tool

Answer the questions below honestly to determine whether or not you may be struggling with an alcohol or drug dependency.

Do I have an alcohol or drug problem?

Ask yourself the following questions, and answer them truthfully.

  1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking/drug use?

  2. Is drinking/drug use making your home life unhappy?

  3. Do you drink/use drugs because you are shy with other people?

  4. Is drinking/drug use affecting your reputation?

  5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking/drug use?

  6. Have you ever experienced financial difficulties as a result of drinking/drug use?

  7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking/using drugs?

  8. Does drinking/drug use make you careless about your family’s welfare?

  9. Has your ambition decreased since beginning to drink/use drugs?

  10. Do you crave a drink/drugs at the same time every day?

  11. Do you want a drink/drugs the next morning?

  12. Does drinking/drug use cause you to have difficulty sleeping?

  13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking/using drugs?

  14. Is drinking/drug use jeopardizing your job or business?

  15. Do you drink/use drugs to escape from worries or trouble?

  16. Do you drink/use drugs alone?

  17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking/drug use?

  18. Has a physician ever treated you for drinking/drug use?

  19. Do you drink or use drugs to build up your self-confidence?

  20. Have you ever been in a hospital or institution on account of drinking/drug use?

  • If you answered NO to all of these questions, your alcohol/drug use is under control.

  • If you answered YES to any ONE of these questions, this is a definite warning that your alcohol/drug use may be becoming problematic. Take a closer look at your lifestyle.

  • If you answered YES to any TWO questions, chances are your life is being adversely affected due to your alcohol/drug use. Consider getting help.

  • If you answered YES to THREE OR MORE questions, your alcohol/drug use is causing problems in your life and should be taken very seriously. Get help now by calling Your EAP. We can refer you to a top treatment center in the area.

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