Take the Quiz

YOU ARE NOT HERE BY ACCIDENT

So there isn’t an actual quiz here. Are you sighing with relief? Below are some questions to consider regarding consequences related to unsupported mental health and/or substance misuse. These questions are designed to get you thinking and to dig deeper into an unsolved issue that is effecting you or someone you care about. You are not here by accident-  perhaps you need help or you know someone who needs help; perhaps you are here to gain in understanding and can be a resource for others.

Regardless of the why, you are in the right place and we’re glad you’re here!

Have you lost interest in doing activities you previously enjoyed?

Have you ever lied about using a substance to cope or how much you use?

Do you use alcohol and/or drugs as a consistent means to cope with emotional pain and despair?

Have you ever felt defensive, guilty, or ashamed about your behavior or unsupported mental health challenge?

Has your appearance changed as a result of unsupported mental health?

Do you continue to use maladaptive behaviors despite negative consequences?

Have you ever taken a drug or consumed alcohol to overcome the effects of the other?

Have you ever substituted one drink/drug or behavior for another, thinking that one particular drink/drug or behavior was the problem?

Have you ever tried to stop or control a particular behavior?

Does a particular behavior interfere with your sleeping, eating, or typical daily life?

Does the thought of running out of what you might inappropriately use to cope with a behavior or emotional challenge terrify you?

Does it feel impossible for you to live without alcohol and/or drugs?

Do you put the purchase of alcohol and/or drugs ahead of your financial responsibilities?

Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs?

Have you ever stolen alcohol and/or drugs, or stolen to support maladaptive behaviors?

Do you regularly use alcohol or a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed?

Have you ever been arrested as a result of using alcohol and/or drugs?

Have you ever been in a jail, hospital, or mental health center because of your drinking and/or using?

Have you ever overdosed on alcohol or on any drugs?

Have maladaptive behaviors negatively affected your personal and family relationships?

Do certain behaviors only present themselves when you are drinking or using drugs?

Have you been in a vehicle where the driver has had too much to drink or has used drugs?

Have you driven a vehicle having had too much to drink, while on drugs, or in an unstable emotional state?

Do you avoid people or places that do not approve of your behaviors or using alcohol and/or drugs?

Do you put the use of alcohol and/or drugs ahead of your personal responsibilities?

Have maladaptive behaviors made life at home unhappy or unmanageable?

Has someone ever told you you might have an issue that requires a deeper assessment?

Has your job or school performance ever suffered from the effects of untreated/unsupported mental illness or your alcohol or drug use?

Have you missed days of school or work because of untreated mental illness or alcohol/drug use?

Have you ever thought you couldn’t fit in or have a good time without using alcohol and/or drugs?

Have you ever used alcohol or drugs to cope with school or work related stress?

Has your appearance changed as a result of maladaptive behaviors?

Has someone ever told you you might have an issue that requires a deeper assessment?