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“Am I An Addict?” – Understanding Substance Use and Seeking Support

“Am I An Addict?”

The road to self-discovery and recovery often begins with a single question: “Am I an addict?” If you’re grappling with this question, Atlas Behavioral Health is here to provide guidance. We offer various levels of care for individuals dealing with substance use issues. Timely intervention is crucial when it comes to addiction and rehabilitation. If you’re questioning your relationship with substances, reaching out for support is a vital step. Our approach emphasizes addressing your medical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

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To initiate your journey to recovery, take the self-assessment quiz below.


Navigating the Self-Assessment Process

Approaching a self-assessment questionnaire with honesty and openness is essential. To accurately gauge the extent of a potential issue, it’s crucial to answer all questions truthfully, no matter how uncomfortable they may seem.

Consider the following factors while responding to the questionnaire:

  1. Emotional Aspects:
    • How do you feel when using substances? (e.g., craving, guilt)
    • Do you turn to substances when feeling depressed or angry?
  2. Frequency and Quantity:
    • How often do you use substances? (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly)
    • How much do you consume? (e.g., drinks per day or week)
  3. Consequences:
    • Have there been negative consequences due to substance use? (e.g., legal issues, relationship problems)
    • Have you faced legal trouble related to drugs or alcohol?
  4. Attempts to Quit:
    • Have you attempted to quit using substances, and were these attempts successful?

These details provide valuable insights for our clinicians, enabling them to design a tailored treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Self-Assessment Questionnaire

If you answer “yes” to one or more of the questions below, it may be time to consider seeking help for your substance use issue.

  1. Have you ever been dishonest about your drinking or drug use?
  2. Have you ever felt ashamed or guilty about your drinking or drug use?
  3. Do you ever drink or use drugs alone?
  4. Do you frequently use drugs or alcohol when feeling depressed or angry?
  5. Have you ever been arrested for anything drug or alcohol related?
  6. Have you ever thought you can’t have fun without drugs and alcohol?
  7. Have you ever used prescription drugs in a non-medical way?
  8. Have you mixed drugs or taken more than one at the same time?
  9. Have you ever switched drugs or types of drugs?
  10. Are you unable to get through the week without using drugs?
  11. Do people close to you ever complain about your drug use?
  12. Have drugs or drinking impacted your work and/or education?
  13. Have you been fired because of drinking or drug use?
  14. Have you lost friends and relationships due to drinking and drug use?
  15. Have you abandoned commitments, hobbies, or other aspects of your life to use drugs?
  16. Do you find yourself obsessing over drugs and alcohol when not using?
  17. Have you “blacked out” when you drank or used drugs?
  18. Have you ever stolen anything to get your drugs?
  19. Have you tried to stop using drugs and failed?
  20. Is buying drugs or alcohol a bigger priority than financial responsibilities?
  21. Do you continue to drink and use despite negative consequences?
  22. Do you need more drugs or alcohol to achieve the same effect over time?
  23. Have you ever overdosed on any drugs?
  24. Do you feel physically sick when you stop using drugs or alcohol?
  25. Have you been in a treatment program due to your drug use?

Initiating a self-assessment journey is a significant stride toward understanding your relationship with substances. If your responses resonate with any of these questions, it’s time to consider seeking help. Atlas Behavioral Health is dedicated to supporting you on your path to recovery. Your health and well-being deserve attention, and taking the step to ask for help is a courageous move towards a brighter future. Reach out to us today to embark on your transformative journey.


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