Heroin Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz

Heroin is one of the most addictive illicit opioids in existence. In 2016, a staggering 626,600 Americans met the criteria for heroin use disorder as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Derived from the same DSM criteria, this self-assessment quiz can help you evaluate your heroin use but cannot substitute for a medical diagnosis of a heroin use disorder. If you’re concerned about your results, talk with your doctor or with a representative on The Recovery Village’s toll-free, confidential heroin hotline.

Am I Addicted to Heroin?

This baseline assessment contains “yes” or “no” questions about your heroin use in the past 12 months. While not a formal diagnosis, the quiz can be a useful in understanding how your heroin use is harmful and can empower you to seek heroin addiction treatment if necessary.

Important Note: The questions in this quiz do not include alcohol use. If you think you may struggle with alcoholism, take a CAGE, MAST or AUDIT test, instead.

Please answer “yes” or “no” based on your heroin use only. In the past 12 months, have you:

Used more heroin than you intended?
Experienced a heroin overdose and needed to be revived with Narcan?
Used several drugs at once, including heroin?
Spent a significant amount of time obtaining heroin, using it or recovering from its effects?
Exchanged sex, money or other drugs for heroin?
Felt overwhelming urges to use heroin?
Attempted to control or stop your heroin use but were unsuccessful?
Faced legal troubles (arrest, possession charges, incarceration, etc.) because of your heroin use?
Continued to use heroin even when it was physically or psychologically harmful?
Needed to take more heroin each time you use it to feel the same effects (i.e., developed a tolerance to heroin)?
Ever experienced withdrawal symptoms when you stopped using heroin?
Been unable to maintain work, social or familial responsibilities because of your heroin use?

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Heroin Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz
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