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‘Am I A Drug Abuser?’ Quiz

If you are wondering if you could be addicted to drugs, here’s a simple way to check. All you have to do is to grab a piece of paper and a pen and calculate your score as you go along.

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was developed in 1982 is still today one of the best ways to determine if you have a drug problem or not.

Drug Abuse - ‘Am I A Drug Abuser?’ QuizDAST contains 28 questions, which you have to answer truthfully and accurately. Please check the scoring next to each question as some may be different.

The Drug Abuse Quiz

  1. Besides medication for health purposes, have you ever used drugs before? YES (1) or NO (0)
  2. Have you ever abused drugs prescribed to you by your doctor? YES (1) or NO (0)
  3. Do you abuse many drugs at one time? YES (1) or NO (0)
  4. Can you go through a week without using drugs (besides medication)? YES (0) or NO (1)
  5. Can you stop using drugs when you want to? YES (0) or NO (1)
  6. Do you regularly abuse drugs? YES (1) or NO (0)
  7. Have you tried to limit your drug use? YES (0) or NO (1)
  8. Has your drug use ever caused you to experience blackouts or flashbacks? YES (1) or NO (0)
  9. Do you feel guilty, embarrassed or ashamed about your drug abuse? YES (1) or NO (0)
  10. Has your partner or your parents ever complained about your drug use? YES (1) or NO (0)
  11. Do your friends and family members think or know that you abuse drugs? YES (1) or NO (0)
  12. Has your drug abuse ever caused issues between you and your partner? YES (1) or NO (0)
  13. Has your family members ever tried to get drug abuse help for you before? YES (1) or NO (0)
  14. Has your drug abuse ever broken some of your friendships? YES (1) or NO (0)
  15. Is your family life or your career suffering due to your drug abuse? YES (1) or NO (0)
  16. Have you ever encountered problems at work because of your drug usage? YES (1) or NO (0)
  17. Has your drug abuse ever lead to unemployment? YES (1) or NO (0)
  18. Have you ever been involved in violence while intoxicated? YES (1) or NO (0)
  19. Have you ever been arrested for your behaviour while you were intoxicated? YES (1) or NO (0)
  20. Have you ever been arrested for drunk driving? YES (1) or NO (0)
  21. Have you ever done illegal things to get hold of drugs? YES (1) or NO (0)
  22. Have you ever been arrested for having drugs on you? YES (1) or NO (0)
  23. Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when drugs aren’t available? YES (1) or NO (0)
  24. Has your drug use ever led to health complications (bleeding, loss of memory etc.)? YES (1) or NO (0)
  25. Have you ever asked someone to help you overcome your drug problem? YES (1) or NO (0)
  26. Have you ever been in medical care because of the health problems caused by your drug abuse? YES (1) or NO (0)
  27. Have you ever been in drug rehab before? YES (1) or NO (0)
  28. Have you ever received outpatient treatment for your drug abuse? YES (1) or NO (0)

The Drug Abuse Quiz Scoring

If you scored more than 6 for the questions above, then it could be a clear sign that there is a substance abuse problem present. It’s important that you seek professional help immediately before things get out of control.

The safest way to treat any drug problem is by getting into a drug rehab centre where you will receive medical care, counselling, therapy and education which will help you get off drugs and stay off it.

We can provide you with access to the best private drug abuse treatment centres in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand. Call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best help available for you.

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