Is your addictive behavior getting in your way?
These questions can apply to alcohol, any substance or addictive behavior like gambling, compulsively seeking online pornography, etc.
1. Have you ever decided to stop; drinking, using or your addictive behavior for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?
2. Do you wish people would mind their own business about your; drinking, using or your addictive behavior — and they stop telling you what to do?
3. Have you ever switched from one kind of substance or addictive behavior for another in hopes that this would help you control your behavior?
4. Have you ever had a moment in the past year where yo realized your behavior was controlling you instead of the other way around?
5. Do you envy people who can; drink, use or continue their behaviors without getting into trouble?
6. Have you had problems connecting with others when drinking, using or while performing addictive behaviors during the past year?
7. Has your; drinking, using or your addictive behavior caused trouble at home / at work / at school / with family?
8. Do you ever try to get "extra" drinks/substances at a party or load up before a party because you never seem to get enough?
9. Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking/using or your addictive behavior any time you want to, even though you keep indulging when you don’t mean to?
10. Have you missed days of work or school or do you avoid family or friends because of your; drinking, using or your addictive behavior?
11. Do you have "blackouts"? - Or do you lose hours or days indulging in your addictive behavior?
12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not; drink, use or continue your addictive behavior?
Answering yes to any of these questions may indicate that you are struggling with addictive behavior.
Answering yes to two or more of these questions indicates a strong probability that addictive behavior is a significant part of your functioning.
These questions are not meant to label or condemn you but to help you find a path toward addressing the things that are getting in the way of your happiness and growth as a person.
After all, you can't address that which you do not acknowledge.
I’m here to help.