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Self Test

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA)

Ask yourself the following questions:
  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 gotten into financial trouble as a result of drinking/drug use?
  7. Do you turn to people you normally don't associate with when drinking/using drugs?
  8. Does your drinking/drug use make you careless of your family's welfare?
  9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking/drug use?
  10. Do you crave a drink/drug at a definite time daily?
  11. Do you want to drink/use drugs the next morning?
  12. Does your 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 worries or troubles?
  16. Do you drink/use drugs alone?
  17. Have you every had a memory loss as a result of drinking/drug use?
  18. Has a physician ever treated you for drinking/drug use?
  19. Do you drink/use drugs to build up your self-confidence?
  20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking/using drugs?

Scoring: If you answered "yes" to:

  • 1 of the questions, you may have an alcoholism/drug addiction problem.
  • 2 questions, chances are that you have an alcoholism/drug addiction problem.
  • 3 or more, you definitely have the disease of alcoholism/drug addiction.

If you think you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, call National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) at (314) 962-3456 and speak with one of their counselors. If treatment is recommended, be advised that the North Carolina Board of Nursing requires assessment and treatment through a participating treatment provider.

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