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How Can I Tell If I Have a Problem with Drugs or Alcohol?

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.
 

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