Is My Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

If you’re concerned that a friend, family member or loved one may struggle with a substance use disorder involving a prescription drug, this quiz can help you understand the common signs of addiction and identify them in your loved one. 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. Although it can be used as a guide, this quiz cannot substitute for a clinical diagnosis of a substance use disorder.

This Quiz Addresses: Physical and behavioral signs of addictions to prescription drugs like opioid painkillers (e.g., OxyContin), stimulants (e.g., Adderall), and benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax).

This Quiz Does Not Address: Illicit drug use or any alcohol use. If you are concerned that your loved one may be addicted to illicit drugs, you can take the “Is My Loved One Addicted to Illicit Drugs?” quiz instead. Or, if you believe your friend or family member may struggle with alcoholism, complete the “Is My Loved One Addicted to Alcohol?” assessment.

In the past 12 months, has your loved one:

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