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Self-Assessment     To Get an Understanding of Your Concerns

We have assembled the following questions to help you get a sense of your alcohol and drug use to determine whether you might have a problem. 

Individual Self-Assessment Family Self-Assessment

Of course, if you are able to give us a call, we welcome the chance to discuss these and other questions in detail so that we can begin to make a comprehensive plan for your Recovery!
 
Please answer these questions honestly, as that is the only way for you to get a truthful assessment of your situation and how we can best help you. 

For Individuals

  1. Do you ever need a drink to get motivated?

  2. Do you ever drink or “party” alone?

  3. Have you ever made an attempt to quit or reduce your drinking and/or drug use – but were unable to? 

  4. Do you ever sneak or hide your drinking or drug use?

  5. Do you ever have more than 6 alcoholic drinks on any one occasion?

  6. Do you ever find that you are unable to stop drinking once you have started?

  7. Do you ever find that you have failed to do what was normally expected of you because of your drinking and/or drug use?

  8. Have you every started the day by drinking and/or using drugs?

  9. Have you ever had a feeling of guilt or regret after drinking and/or using drugs?

  10. Have you ever been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking and/or drug use?

  11. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking and/or drug use

  12. Have you ever damaged property (e.g., car, house, etc.) as a result of your drinking and/or drug use?

  13. Have you been involved in a fight or argument when you have been drinking or using drugs?

  14. Have you ever “dumped” or chosen friends based on their drinking or drug use?

  15. Has a friend, family member, doctor, or co-worker expressed concern about your drinking and/or drug use – or suggested that you cut down?

  16. Have you ever been in trouble with authorities (e.g., law enforcement, school authorities, or employers) as a result of your drinking and/or drug use?

If you have answered “Yes” to 3 or more of these questions, you likely have a problem with your alcohol or drug use, and we encourage you to get the help that you need.  Even if you answered “Yes” to only one of these questions, we still recommend that you explore your concerns more closely, before any minor problem becomes worse.
 
For Families

  1. Have you ever told a lie to cover up someone else’s alcohol or drug use?

  2. Do you every threaten a loved one with an ultimatum such as, “If you don’t stop drinking or using drugs, I’ll leave you [or I’ll kick you out]”?

  3. Have you been hurt, afraid, or embarrassed by the behavior of a drinker or a drug addict

  4. Do you feel like you have failed because you cannot control a loved one’s drinking or drug use?

  5. Do you feel angry, confused, depressed, or afraid much of the time because of a loved one’s drinking or drug use?

  6. Do you feel alone or that there is no one who understands your problems?

  7. Have you refused social invitations because you feel your loved one will embarrass you with alcohol or drug use?

  8. Do you have a loved one who has suddenly lost a lot of weight or sometimes sleeps for days on time?

  9. Do you have a loved one or co-worker who gets angry or defensive when you discuss the topic of their addiction?

  10. Do you have a co-worker or employee who is performing poorly or is missing work because of a suspected problem with alcohol or drugs?

  11. Have you considered reporting or firing an employee whom you suspect of abusing alcohol or drugs?

If you have answered “Yes” to 3 or more of these questions, your loved one likely has a problem with alcohol or drug use, and we encourage you to help him or her get the help that he or she needs.  Even if you answered “Yes” to only one of these questions, we still recommend that you explore your concerns more closely, before any minor problem becomes worse.