Am I an Addict? Drug Addiction Assessment

This test is designed to help you determine if you have a problem with drug abuse and the level of abuse occurring if any. This test specifically does not include alcohol abuse. Gavin DR; Ross HE; Skinner HA. (1989) ‘Diagnostic validity of the Drug Abuse Screening Test in the assessment of DSM-III drug disorders’, British Journal of Addiction 84(3): 301-307

This test is only for DRUG ABUSE. There is a separate test for Alcohol Abuse called MAST and can be accessed here.

1. Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?

2. Have you abused prescription drugs?

3. Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?

4. Can you get through the week without using drugs?

5. Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to?

6. Have you had "blackouts" or "flashbacks" as a result of drug use?

7. Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?

8. Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs?

9. Has drug abuse created problems between you and your spouse or your parents?

10. Have you lost friends because of your use of drugs?

11. Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?

12. Have you been in trouble at work because of your use of drugs?

13. Have you lost a job because of drug abuse?

14. Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs?

15. Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?

16. Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs?

17. Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?

18. Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (e.g., memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.)

19. Have you gone to anyone for help for a drug problem?

20. Have you been involved in a treatment program especially related to drug use?