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Are you wondering if you have a drug problem?

Are you concerned about your use — or abuse — of drugs? Are you concerned about someone else? This simple 20-question self-test may help you to identify if your drug use is a problem or if a friend or family member may have a problem.

Please Note: This test does not include questions about alcohol use. To take a self-test focused specifically on alcohol; please click on Am I Alcoholic?

DIRECTIONS:

The following questions concern information about your involvement with drugs. Drug abuse refers to: (1) the use of prescribed or "over-the-counter" drugs in excess of the directions and (2) the use of any non-medical use of drugs. The various classes of drugs may include: cannabis (e.g. marijuana, hash), solvents, tranquilizers (e.g. Valium), barbiturates, cocaine, stimulants (e.g. speed), hallucinogens (e.g. LSD) or narcotics (e.g. heroin). Remember that the questions in this test do not include alcoholic beverages.

Carefully read each statement. When preparing each response, take into consideration your actions over the course of the past 12 months.

Answer Questions Yes or No: Decide whether your answer is YES or NO and then check the appropriate space. Please be sure to answer every question.