Drug and alcohol problems can affect every one of us regardless of age, sex, race, marital status, place of residence, income level, or lifestyle.
You may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, if:
- You can't predict whether or not you will use drugs or get drunk.
- You believe that you need to drink and/or use drugs in order to have fun.
- You turn to alcohol and/or drugs after a confrontation or argument, or to relieve uncomfortable feelings.
- You need to drink more or use more drugs to get the same effect as previously.
- You drink and/or use drugs alone.
- You have periods of memory loss.
- You have trouble at work or in school because of drinking or drug use.
- You make promises to yourself or others that you'll stop getting drunk or using drugs but are unable to keep them.
- You feel alone, scared, miserable, and depressed.
If any of the above are true, you may have a problem. To get help, see Get Help Now. For more information, see the Resources listings.
Adapted from JUST THE FACTS, published by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.