Your alcohol and drug use is spinning out of control and you are concerned that you may have an addiction. You would like to know for sure, but do not want to go to an office. There are actually several websites that offer online self tests for addiction assessment. Of course the best thing is to discuss your concerns with your doctor who can assess your drug and alcohol use, but the self test will give you a general idea of your abuse or addiction.
The Indicators in Your Life
First of all, reaching the point where you begin to think that you may have a substance abuse problem is difficult. Perhaps you have questions because your relationships with family and friends are becoming strained, or perchance your attention and performance at work or school has fallen below the norm. It is possible that you have developed legal problems for driving under the influence. The point is that you know that something is not right, because you have questions, which is a step in the right direction.
Taking a Test Online
If for whatever reason, you do not feel comfortable speaking with your doctor, there are a number of websites online such as friendsofchoices.org and ncadd.org that offer assessments that ask a series of questions to determine your risk for addiction. Each question will ask you to consider your substance abuse and to think about how much you use drugs and alcohol; when you are more likely to use, such as the time of day and your reasons for use. Some websites are interactive in which you will click a button. Depending on your answer to particular questions, the site will then direct you to a more in depth questionnaire and progressively continue until the end. Some of the questions the online self assessments (as well as questions your doctor may ask you), pertain to how much work or school you miss because of your substance abuse; whether or not your home life has suffered because of your alcohol and drug use; whether or not do you have feelings of guilt or shame; and if substance abuse exists in your family and so forth. The general idea, based on traditional approaches to addiction, is that if you can answer yes to those questions then you are at risk.
The Next Step
If you have taken an online assessment and feel that you have a drug or alcohol addiction, then you should consider seeking assistance through a medical detox and/or rehab treatment program. If you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from drugs and alcohol and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.