Have you ever decided to stop using drugs or alcohol for a period of time but couldn’t?
Do you wish other people were less concerned about your drinking or substance use and would stop mentioning it?
Have you ever thought that if you switched what you’re drinking or using you might have more control?
Do you drink or use first thing in the morning?
Are other people able to control their consumption better than you?
Have you had legal problems associated with drinking or substance use?
Has using drugs or alcohol caused trouble in your household?
Are you concerned with running out of alcohol or a substance in social settings?
Have you told yourself, “I can stop whenever I want,” and then proceeded to drink or use when you didn’t mean to?
Have you missed work or school due to drinking or substance use?
Have you ever experienced a “blackout” or memory loss due to drinking or using?
Do you feel your life would be better without drinking or using?
Have you ever rationalized that drinking or taking a controlled substance would help you perform a task?
Have you ever felt guilty or ashamed by your drinking or using?
Has the use of alcohol or substances ever cost you a job or a career opportunity?
Have you ever felt the need to hide your use of alcohol or mind-altering substances?