Is My Loved One Addicted to Illicit Drugs?

If you’re worried that someone you love may be addicted to an illegal drug, this quiz can help you match behaviors that your loved one may exhibit to common signs of illicit drug addiction. This quiz cannot substitute for an official, clinical diagnosis of a substance use disorder. The results of this assessment can help clarify your loved one’s specific risk of addiction so you can speak with them about treatment options, if necessary.

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. This quiz addresses common physical and behavioral signs of addictions to illegal drugs like meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, bath salts, and ecstasy.

This quiz doesn't address the illegal use of prescription drugs or any alcohol use. If you are concerned that your loved one may be addicted to prescription drugs (regardless of whether they hold the prescription), take the “Is My Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs?” quiz instead. Or, if you are concerned your loved one may struggle with alcoholism, complete the “Is My Loved One Addicted to Alcohol?” quiz.

In the past 12 months, has your loved one:

Used, or tried to stop using, illicit drugs (i.e., have you witnessed, or been aware of, their drug use)?
Displayed physical signs of illicit drug use or intoxication (e.g., track marks, skin infections, bruises, jaundice, unusually large or small pupils, lethargy, slurred speech, etc.)?
Displayed uncharacteristic mood swings, including increased aggression, irritability or hyperactivity?
Frequently appeared disheveled, showing a lack of grooming or personal hygiene?
Lost or gained a significant amount of weight?
Been frequently sick, injured or in physical pain, often without explanation?
Lost interest in activities they normally enjoy?
Appeared increasingly withdrawn from you or other family members or friends?
Often lied about, or made excuses for, their physical appearance, activities, living situation or location?
Failed to meet expectations at school or work, or been fired from a job?
Experienced legal issues (possession charges, arrest, incarceration, etc.)?
Asked for or stolen money, been bankrupt or faced other financial crises?

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