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The Addiction Test has been designed to help decide if you, or someone you know, has characteristics and behaviors of addiction. It's not so much a test as it is a checklist which touches on various indicators of compulsive addictions. The key is your willingness to overcome denial, and be open to the possibility that you, or your friend, may need help.

te: If you are using the test with someone else in mind, then the appropriate substitute would be "Does s/he" at the beginning of each question.

Answer the following questions with a "Yes" or a "No".

ATTITUDES:

1 Do you wish people would mind their own business regarding your alcohol/drug use - stop telling you what to do?
2 Do you believe that you use alcohol/drugs because of other problems in your life?
3 Do you envy people who can use alcohol/drugs without getting in to trouble?
4 Do you tell yourself that you can stop using any alcohol/drugs anytime that you want to; even though you keep getting drunk/high when you don't mean to?
5 Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not use alcohol/drugs?
6 Do you think it's cool to be able to hold your liquor, or handle lots of drugs?

BEHAVIOR:

7 Have you had to use alcohol/drugs as an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?
8 Do you spend a lot of your time using alcohol/drugs?
9 Do you spend a lot of your time recovering from alcohol/drug use? (i.e. hangovers)
10 Have you ever given up important social, work, or recreational activities because of alcohol/drug use?
11 Do you ever try to get more alcohol/drugs at a party because you did not get enough?
12 Do you use alcohol/drugs when you get mad at other people, friends or family?
13 Do you prefer to use alcohol/drugs alone, rather than with others?
14 Do you gulp your drinks or load up on drugs quickly?
15 Do you lie about your use of alcohol/drugs?

SOCIAL IMPACT:

16 Has your alcohol/drug use caused trouble comlaints at home?
17 Have you missed days of work or school because of alcohol/drug use?
18 Have you ever been fired because of alcohol/drug use?
19 Have you been arrested for alcohol/drug use and/or driving under the influence more than once?

PHYSICAL EFFECTS:

20 Do you need alcohol/drugs to stop shaking?
21 Have you had any physical problems as a result of alcohol/drug use during the past year?
22 Do you have "blackouts" or memory loss due to your use of alcohol/drugs?
23 If you don't use alcohol/drugs for a day, do you get two or more of the following: sweating, rapid pulse, trembling, insomnia, nausea or vomiting, physical agitation, anxiety, visual, tactile, or auditory hallucinations; illusions, or grand mal seizures?

ATTEMPTS TO QUIT:

24 Has anyone ever told you that you need to quit using alcohol/drugs?
25 Have you ever promised someone else you'd quit using alcohol/drugs and not lasted?
26 Have you ever decided to stop using alcohol/drugs, but only lasted for a couple of days?
27 Have you ever switched from one kind of drink/drug to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk/high?
28 Have you ever tried to only use alcohol/drugs only weekends to cut down?
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