Substance Use Assessment

Worried about yourself?

Use this questionnaire to review your drug usage behavior.

How can I recognize signs of a drug-related problem in myself?

  • Getting high to calm nerves, forget worries, or boost a sad mood.
  • Guilt about getting high.
  • Unsuccessful attempts to cut down/stop getting high.
  • Lying about or hiding one’s drug use.
  • Causing harm to oneself or someone else as a result of using drugs.
  • Needing to use increasingly greater amounts of drugs in order to achieve desired effects.
  • Feeling irritable, resentful, or unreasonable when not using drugs.
  • Medical, social, family, or financial problems caused by drug use.
  • Spending a great deal of time procuring and using drugs.
  • Using drugs in risky situations, such as before driving or engaging in unwanted/unprotected sex.

Questionnaire Interpretation

A “yes” to any of the above questions may indicate a reason for concern. It is recommended that you talk to a professional at the Counseling Center at 219.464.5002 or the counselor at the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education at 219.464.6820. Community resources are also available through Porter-Starke at (ph #). For other informational resources, go to Help Guide or call 1.800.488.DRUG.