AM I AN ADDICT?
Only you can answer this question.

     This may not be an easy thing to do. All through our usage, we told ourselves, "I can handle it." Even if this was true in the beginning, it is not so now. The drugs handled us. We lived to use and used to live. Very simply, an addict is a person whose life is controlled by drugs.
     Perhaps you admit you have a problem with drugs, but you don't consider yourself an addict. All of us have preconceived ideas about what an addict is. There is nothing shameful about being an addict once you begin to take positive action. If you can identify with our problems, you may be able to identify with our solution.
     The following questions were written by recovering addicts in Narcotics Anonymous. If you have doubts about whether or not you're an addict, take a few moments to read the questions below and answer them as honestly as you can.

Do you ever use alone?
Yes    No
Have you ever substituted one drug for another, thinking that one particular drug was the problem?
Yes    No
Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs?
Yes    No
Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to obtain drugs?
Yes    No
Do you regularly use a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed?
Yes    No
Have you ever taken one drug to overcome the effects of another?
Yes    No
Do you avoid people or places that do no approve of you using drugs?
Yes    No
Have you ever used a drug without knowing what it was or what it would do to you?
Yes    No
Has your job or school performance ever suffered from the effects of your drug use?
Yes    No
Have you ever been arrested as a result of using drugs?
Yes    No
Have you ever lied about what or how much you use?
Yes    No
Do you put the purchase of drugs ahead of your financial responsibilities?
Yes    No
Have you ever tried to stop or control your using?
Yes    No
Have you ever been in a jail, hospital, or drug rehabilitation center because of your using?
Yes    No
Does using interfere with your sleeping or eating?
Yes    No
Does the thought of running out of drugs terrify you?
Yes    No
Do you feel it is impossible for you to live without drugs?
Yes    No
Do you ever question your own sanity?
Yes    No
Is your drug use making life at home unhappy?
Yes    No
Have you ever thought you couldn't fit in or have a good time without drugs?
Yes    No
Have you ever felt defensive, guilty, or ashamed about your using?
Yes    No
Do you think a lot about drugs?
Yes    No
Have you had irrational or indefinable fears?
Yes    No
Has using affected your sexual relationships?
Yes    No
Have you ever taken drugs you didn't prefer?
Yes    No
Have you ever used drugs because of emotional pain or stress?
Yes    No
Have you ever overdosed on any drugs?
Yes    No
Do you continue to use despite negative consequences?
Yes    No
Do you think you might have a drug problem?
Yes    No
Am I An Addict?
 
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