If you think you may be affected by a friend, co-worker, or family member with an alcohol or other drug problem, the following test can help you determine if your suspicions are founded. Answer each question with a "yes" or "no."
If you answered "yes" to three or more of these questions, then there is a good chance that the person you care about has a drinking or drug problem. If you answered "yes" to any five, the chance is even greater. And if you answered "yes" to seven or more, you can feel safe in assuming that the person you care about needs help.
— Johnson Institute September 1996
Ask yourself the following questions:
A Yes to three or more questions indicate abuse or addiction is present and corrective steps need to be taken.
— Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling.
Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions.
Ten Symptoms of Computer Addiction (by James Fearing, Ph.D.)
If you said yes to one question you may have a problem with computer addiction. If you said yes to two questions, there is a good chance you do have a problem with computer addiction. If you answered yes to three or more, you are demonstrating a pattern of behavior which would suggest that you are addicted to your computer and/or the activities on it.
This questionnaire was developed by James Fearing, Ph.D., at the National Counseling Center in Minneapolis, MN.
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