• Yes - Do you ever use alcohol or drugs in larger quantities than you intended?
  • Yes - Have you ever tried to cut down or control your use?
  • Yes - Do you spend more time than you should in getting ready to use,using, or recovering from using?
  • Yes - Have you ever failed to meet a major life responsibility because you were intoxicated, hungover, or in withdrawal?
  • Yes - Have you given up any work, social, or recreational activities because of alcohol or drug use?
  • Yes - Have you had any physical, psychological, or social problems that were caused by or made worse by your alcohol or drug use?
  • Yes - Have you continued to use alcohol or drugs in spite of knowing that they were causing or making physical, psychological, or social problems worse?
  • Yes - Did your tolerance (your ability to use a lot of alcohol or drugs without feeling intoxicated) increase radically after you started to use?
  • Yes - Do you ever get physically uncomfortable or sick on the day after using alcohol or other drugs?
  • Yes - Have you ever used alcohol or other drugs to keep you from getting sick or to make a hangover go away?
  • • If you answered yes to any of the above, our office can help.
  • • If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you are probably chemically dependent.
  • • If you answered yes to six or more, you are definitely chemically dependent.
  • • If you answered yes to nine or more, you are in an advanced stage of your chemical dependency.
  • ***The previous questions are based on information in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994. American Psychiatric Association.

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