A little introspection


Substance Use Disorder Self-Assessment

  • Do you drink or use to feel better emotionally or physically?
  • Has drinking or using caused you to miss work?
  • Do you lie about or under report your drinking or using?
  • Do others “cover” for you because of your drinking or using?
  • Does your drinking or using cause you financial problems?
  • Do others complain about your drinking or using?
  • Have you been arrested more than once for driving under the influence?
  • Do you feel unable to stop using or drinking?
  • Do you hide your drinking or using?
  • Do you drink or use in the morning?
  • Do you sometimes feel you need to drink or use to function?
  • Do you find that your drinking or using is increasing?
  • Do you do things when you are drinking or using for which you are later ashamed or sorry?
  • Do you have more than 14 (7 women) drinks a week or more than 4 (3 women) drinks in a day?
    (One standard drink is 12 ounces beer, 5 ounces of wine, 1.5 ounces of spirits)
  • Have you broken promises to yourself (or others) about stopping or limiting your drinking or using?


One answer “yes” is a cause for concern.  You either have or may develop a substance use problem.

Three or more “yes” answers indicate that you have a substance use disorder that needs immediate attention.

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