Fentanyl Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz

This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your fentanyl use, but this quiz is not intended to replace a proper clinical diagnosis of fentanyl addiction.

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This quiz is a self-guided assessment that has been created from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is the standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. Your answers are confidential.

Please answer “yes” or “no” based on your fentanyl use only. Over the past 12 months:

Have you used fentanyl in larger doses or for longer periods of time than intended?
Have you taken fentanyl for recreational purposes?
Have you been increasingly taking more of the drug in order to achieve the same euphoric effects?
Have you repeatedly experienced a strong desire to use fentanyl?
Have you spent a considerable amount of time trying to access fentanyl?
Have you experienced nausea or vomiting, confusion or decreased sexual desire?
Have you had difficulties trying to stop using fentanyl?
Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms — like muscle aches, mood swings or insomnia — upon sudden cessation?
Have you lost the desire to participate in normal activities or hobbies because of fentanyl use?
Has your fentanyl use affected your ability to communicate with loved ones?
Have you continued to use fentanyl despite knowing the health, social and legal consequences?
Has your fentanyl use resulted in social, legal or financial problems?

Your assessment results are confidential. Please enter your information below to proceed to your results.

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Next Steps

This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your fentanyl use — it is not intended to replace a proper clinical diagnosis of drug addiction. You can use the results of this assessment as a guide to:

If you’ve discovered that you may be struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available at The Recovery Village. You can review your results with a physician or contact us today to find a fentanyl addiction treatment program that works well for your situation.

FAQs About Fentanyl Addiction & Treatment

  • How much fentanyl is too much?

    The maximum amount of fentanyl that can be safely used varies significantly between individuals and is affected by a variety of factors, such as age, health, genetics and previous history of opioid use. A very small amount of fentanyl has a large impact, making it crucial that this medication is only given by a healthcare provider in a controlled setting.

  • How often can you take fentanyl?

    The frequency with which fentanyl is used varies based on the situation. Fentanyl may be given as a slow, continuous infusion in some medical situations.

  • What is a high dose of fentanyl?

    What is considered a high dose of fentanyl is patient-dependent since even a low dose of fentanyl has a strong effect on some patients. Typically, doses greater than 100 mcg are not used.

  • How long does it take to get addicted to fentanyl?

    There is no set time frame for a fentanyl addiction to develop, however, research from the CDC shows that the risk of opioid addiction rises significantly after three to five days of use.

  • How can I stop my fentanyl addiction?

    A fentanyl addiction can be very dangerous and you should treat it seriously. Stopping a fentanyl addiction can be difficult. The most effective way to stop using opioids such as fentanyl is by seeking out professional medical help through healthcare organizations specializing in substance addiction treatment.

  • Does The Recovery Village offer treatment programs for fentanyl addiction?

    Yes, The Recovery Village offers fentanyl addiction treatment options and has helped many patients overcome fentanyl addiction and achieve lasting sobriety.

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