Many times people who use drugs think they can handle it, or they can quit anytime. If you feel like you can stop using drugs, but aren't sure if you have a problem, here are few warning signs to help you understand if you have a problem and need help.
Denial is common with drug addiction so as you answer these questions try to be as honest and objective as possible. Also try to think about how things have progressed or changed for you in the last six months. Are there more signs now then there were six months ago? Please answer every question. If a question is not applicable, select No.
Do you feel like you need to have the drug regularly, every day or more than every day? Yes No
Do you make sure you have a steady supply of your drug of choice on hand? Yes No
Do you want to stop, but can't? Yes No
If you feel you can't stop using, do you do things you normally would not do to get drugs? Yes No
Do you feel you need drugs to function normally? Yes No
Are you willing to do something dangerous while taking drugs, like operating a motor vehicle, or some kind of equipment that could cause bodily harm? Yes No
If you answered "yes" to 2 or more of these questions you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs.
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