Quiz: Is Your Family Member Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?
This quiz is comprised of Yes or No questions. Read each question carefully before answering. If your answer to the question is "Yes", check the box at the end of the line. If your answer to the question is "No", do not check the box.
Family Addiction Quiz
Sometimes, it can be difficult to discern whether or not your family member has an addiction. Plenty of people drink alcohol or even smoke marijuana occasionally. Could drugs or alcohol be taking a toll on your family member's life, though? We've designed a free online assessment to help you determine whether your family member is an addict or not.
If your family member is an addict, it can be difficult to get them help. Many people deny that their drug habit is a problem. If you suspect that a loved one is struggling with addiction, it is important to get them treatment before their problem progresses. This drug addiction quiz will enable you to spot the problem if there is one. This will let you know if you need to hold an intervention before some more severe side effects appear.
Take a minute to fill out our "Is My Family Member an Addict?" quiz. It could help you to prevent the problem from worsening.
In our analysis, we've determined that your family member shows one or more of the following signs of addiction:
Increased tolerance: It is likely that your family member is drinking or using in far greater quantities than they used to. This is a key sign of addiction. It signifies that your family member may have developed a chemical dependence on their drug of choice. It also signifies that they may have difficulty functioning properly without the drug in their system. If their ability to go to work or school, spend time with family and go about their day is dependent on drugs, it could be time for them to seek treatment.
Health problems: Your family member may be suffering from some physical and mental side effects of addiction. Depending on which drug they are addicted to, these side effects can include a range of things. Their heart, brain or immune system could be negatively impacted by their drug habit.
Change in personality: Oftentimes, addicts act out of character when they are under the influence of drugs. They may make poor choices or neglect to tend to their responsibilities. While they might be great people off of drugs, addicts can act in ways that are less than desirable when they're using. If your loved one's personal or professional life has been affected by their drug habit, it may be time to get them some help.
We understand that it can be difficult to convince someone that they need treatment. Addicts often deny that they have a problem. Fortunately, our staff is well-versed in the intervention process. Please feel free to reach out to us. We can walk you through the process and advise you on the best way to get the treatment process started. Your loved one will be on the path to a drug-free life in no time.
There are a variety of resources available to help addicts and their families. Some treatment options include:
Detox: If your family member has been using drugs habitually, they may need to detox in order to get clean. Detox is a process that helps addicts to get all traces of the drug out of their body. This is an important step in the recovery process. It can be quite uncomfortable for addicts to go through withdrawals but professional detox facilities offer professional withdrawal support. These facilities ensure that the whole process is as easy and painless as possible.
Rehab: Rehab programs allow addicts to spend time focusing on their recovery. In rehab, addicts will meet with therapists and counselors that will help them to understand why they developed an addiction and how to prevent relapsing in the future. Some rehab programs are residential so the addict will have time and space to work on treatment. Other programs are non-residential, so the addict can attend counseling sessions and meetings while still working a job or going to school outside of the treatment center.
Family therapy: It's possible that you and other family members have been affected by your loved one's addiction. For you, there are a number of family therapy programs that will help you to cope with whatever damage the addiction caused. These programs give addicts the opportunity to see how much their family cares about them and allow the family to express how they've been hurt by the addict's behavior.
Of course, just because we've identified the problem doesn't mean that the addict themselves will agree. In order for them to fight their addiction, they will also have to recognize that they need treatment. If you'd like to get advice on holding an intervention or discuss treatment options, please call us today. A member of our staff will be available to talk about your family member's drug habit. We'll help you to get your loved one on the path to a healthier lifestyle.