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 assessment contains “yes” or “no” questions relative to your Xanax use during the last 12 months. Your privacy is important to us. Your answers to this quiz are confidential.

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Please answer “yes” or “no”. In the past 12 months, have you:

Used Xanax for non-medical purposes?
Intentionally used a higher dose of Xanax than what was prescribed?
Tried, and failed, to reduce or control your Xanax misuse?
Felt an overwhelming urge to misuse Xanax?
Spent a substantial amount of time obtaining Xanax, using it or recovering from its effects?
Felt guilt or remorse about your Xanax misuse?
Been unable to get through the week without Xanax?
Developed financial issues due to your Xanax misuse?
Encountered legal issues because of your Xanax misuse?
Suffered to maintain work, social, or familial responsibilities due to your Xanax misuse?
Developed a tolerance to Xanax, meaning you need to take an increased amount of Xanax over a period of time for the desired effects?
Experienced Xanax withdrawal signs and symptoms, or taken Xanax to avoid a withdrawal?

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Next Steps

This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your Xanax use — it is not intended to replace a proper, clinical diagnosis of Xanax 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 Xanax addiction treatment program that works well for your situation.

FAQs About Xanax Abuse

  • How much Xanax is too much?

    The max dose of Xanax depends on why you are taking it, as some problems like panic disorder may require higher doses than anxiety. Regardless, you should only ever take Xanax as directed by your doctor.

  • How should Xanax be used?

    Xanax should be used by prescription only, and as directed by your doctor. Never take a higher dose or take the drug more frequently than prescribed.

  • What special precautions should I follow when taking Xanax?

    Ideally, you should keep Xanax in a locked safe or drawer to prevent others from being able to access the drugs. In addition, you should never take more of the drug than prescribed or more often than prescribed.

  • Is Xanax a habit-forming drug?

    Yes, Xanax is a habit-forming Schedule IV controlled substance.

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

    It can take different people different amounts of time to get addicted to Xanax. Some may get addicted quickly, while it may take other people much longer.

  • How can I stop my Xanax addiction?

    Rehab centers like The Recovery Village can offer detox programs to cleanse your system of Xanax, as well as rehab programs to help you learn how to live a Xanax-free life.

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

    The Recovery Village offers treatment programs for Xanax addiction. These include medical detox, as well as different rehab options and aftercare options to keep you Xanax-free for life.

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