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How Are Alcohol And Other Drugs Affecting Your Life?
A Self-Test for Teens

Answer the following questions honestly. Total the "Yes" answers to find your score. Read the results below.

This self-test should not replace having an actual assessment administered by a professional. See the SAP website for more details.

Yes

No

1. Do you use alcohol or other drugs to build self-confidence?

Yes

No

2. Do you ever drink or get high immediately after you have a problem at home or at school?

Yes

No

3. Have you ever missed school due to alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

4. Does it bother you if someone says that you use too much alcohol or other drug?

Yes

No

5. Have you started hanging out with a heavy drinking or drug using crowd?

Yes

No

6. Are alcohol or other drugs affecting your reputation?

Yes

No

7. Do you feel guilty or down after using alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

8. Do you feel more at ease when drinking or using other drugs?

Yes

No

9. Have you gotten into trouble at home for using alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

10. Do you borrow money or "do without" other things to buy alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

11. Do you feel a sense of power when you use alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

12. Have you lost friends since you started using alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

13. Do your friends use less alcohol or other drugs than you do?

Yes

No

14. Do you drink or use other drugs until your supply is all gone?

Yes

No

15. Do you ever wake up and wonder what happened the night before?

Yes

No

16. Have you ever been busted or hospitalized due to alcohol or other drug use?

Yes

No

17. Do you ignore any lectures about alcohol or other drug use?

Yes

No

18. Do you think you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?

Yes

No

19. Has there ever been someone in your family with a drinking or other drug problem?

Yes

No

20. Could you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?

0 = GREAT!
You have obviously made a decision to not have drugs and alcohol be a negative part of your life. You are clearly making some healthy choices. Remember that you are always responsible for the choices you make. Keep it up!

1 to 3 = CONCERN.
Dependent upon which statements were marked Yes, having 1, 2 or 3 marked is an indicator of the start of a drug problem. This is the stage when the drug starts slowly taking over. At this stage, seeking help early is the best solution to saving your future. Talking to any of our school counselors or with SAP is recommended. Check out our SAP website for more information.

4 to 6 = GRAVE CONCERN.
If you are able to mark Yes to 4 to 6, you are well on your way to addiction, if Not there already. Seeking help becomes more difficult because at this stage addicts rarely see their use as a problem. This would be a great time to speak to a counselor at school or with SAP. Both of these options are confidential. Check out our SAP website for more information.

7 or more = ADDICTION.
To indicate Yes on 7 or more of these statements clearly means a serious problem with drugs and/or alcohol. Generally speaking, when a person reaches this point, a more intensive counseling service is required. Your counselor and/or SAP can get you there but the first step is asking for the help. Check out our SAP website for more information.

The sooner a person seeks help to break the addiction, the more likely they will be able to overcome it.

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