Drug Addiction Assessments

Drug addictions stem from a variety of cognitive, physiological and behavioral factors. Recurring drug abuse is typically the most easily identifiable of these factors, and this term refers to two behaviors: using illicit or prescription substances in excess (more than the specified dose) and using drugs for non-medical purposes. Evaluating how someone uses drugs can help clarify whether they have a substance use disorder.

Assessing Your Risk of Addiction

Although they cannot serve as an official diagnosis, these self-assessments can help you evaluate your prescription or illicit substance use (not including alcohol) and better understand your risk of addiction so you can find treatment if necessary.