advertisement
Updated 04 February 2014

Do you have a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Answer the following questions as truthfully as possible.Say whether the following statements are true or false.

1

Answer the following questions as truthfully as possible. Say whether the following statements are true or false:

  1. My partner has argued with me about my drinking or drug habit.
  2. I have a health problem, which is caused by drinking or drugs.
  3. I have been late for work as a result of drinking or using drugs the night before.
  4. I have lied about being sick when missing work to cover up a hangover.
  5. My doctor has told me to do something about my drinking or drugging habits.
  6. I sometimes have a drink in the morning to cover up the effects of a hangover.
  7. I often drink alone.
  8. I have lost friends because of my drinking or drugging.
  9. I drink or use more drugs than other people.
  10. I have clashed with the law because of my drinking or drugging.
  11. I have been injured while under the influence of drugs or drink.
  12. I have lost a job or a partner as a result of my drinking.
  13. I have spent money on alcohol or drugs that should have been spent on rent or groceries.
  14. I feel uncomfortable with old friends who are not drinking or drugging.
  15. I have done or said things while drunk or high, by which I was later acutely embarrassed.
  16. Most of my friends drink or use drugs.
  17. I have had to sell belongings to pay for my habit.
  18. I have resorted to violence towards my family members or friends.
  19. My driver’s licence has been suspended for driving under the influence.
  20. Family members have repeatedly spoken to me about my drinking and/or drugging.
  21. I sleep at odd times of the day.
  22. I sometimes lie to cover up how much I am drinking or drugging.
  23. I sometimes wake up still drunk from the night before.
  24. I often find myself drinking more than I set out to do.
  25. While drunk or high, I let people talk me into doing things I would never have considered if I were sober.

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, it might be a good idea to seek professional help before the problems get out of hand. Phone Life Line on 0861 322 322 for contact numbers of organisations in your area that can be of assistance.

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

The debate continues »

Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you

The running vs. walking debate

There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss.

Veganism a crime? »

Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy?

Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food?

After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.