How To Know You’re An Addict

Having enough insight to self diagnose addiction can be tenuous at best. Have a look at the questionnaire below, its a good guideline. Asking for help is always first prize!

1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking/addiction?
2. Is drinking/addiction making your home life unhappy?
3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?
4. Is drinking/addiction affecting your reputation?
5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking/using drugs?
6. Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of drinking/addiction?
7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking/using drugs?
8. Does your drinking/addiction make you careless of your family’s welfare?
9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking/addiction?
10 Do you crave a drink/use drugs at a definite time daily?
11. Do you want a drink/use drugs the next morning?
12. Does drinking/addiction cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking/addiction?
14. Is drinking/addiction 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/addiction?
18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking/addiction?
19. Do you drink/use drugs to build up your self-confidence?
20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution on account of drinking/addiction?

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