Drug Abuse Screening Quiz

balanceAnswering these twenty questions will help you decide whether you should seek help for drug abuse.

The evaluation confidential and anonymous; your results are not recorded; and are available only to you. You will not be asked for any personal ID information.

This quiz was adapted from the Vanderbilt University Addiction Center. After answering all the questions, you will receive a score which is a guide to the advisability of seeking treatment.

When answering the questions, use the last 12 months as a frame of reference. In the quiz, “drug abuse” refers to the use of prescribed or “over the counter” drugs in excess of the directions, the use of any illegal drugs or any non-medical use of drugs.

Note: This quiz does not include drug use.

1.Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?
2.Have you abused prescription drugs?
3.Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?
4.Do you use drugs more than once a week?
5.Have you tried stop using drugs and were not able to do so?
6.Have you had blackouts or flashbacks as a result of drug use?
7.Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?
8.Does your spouse -or parents – ever complain about your involvement with drugs?
9.Has drug abuse created problems between you and your spouse or your parents?
10.Have you lost friends because of your use of drugs?
11.Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?
12.Have you been in trouble at work because of your use of drugs?
13.Have you lost a job because of drug abuse?
14.Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs?
15.Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?
16.Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs?
17.Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?
18.Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use – memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.?
19.Have you gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?
20.Have you been involved in a treatment program especially related to drug use?

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