Substance Use Disorder
Do I or someone I know have a Substance use disorder (Addiction)?
This test is based on the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It consists of an 11-item questionnaire that measures the degree (mild, moderate, severe) to which an individual meets diagnostic criterion for a substance use disorder (Addiction).
This self-test is to be used as a guide and not as a diagnosis. If you or someone you know believes there is concern for a substance use disorder, please consult with a healthcare professional.
The following statements are about your alcohol or drug use (illegal drugs or misuse of prescription medications) over the past 12 months. Please check YES for those statements that describe your drinking or drug use during the past 12 months and check NO for those statements that are not true for you. Responses to these questions can be scored using the key below.
Substance Use Disorder Questionnaire
0-1: Misuse – Continued alcohol and/or drug use may progress to a substance use disorder.
2-3: Mild, Substance Use Disorder– Continued alcohol and/or drug use is likely to progress to a moderate or severe substance use disorder (Addiction).
4-5: Moderate, Substance Use Disorder – Medications and/or behavioral therapies are effective treatments for substance use disorders.
≥ 6: Severe, Substance Use Disorder – Medications and/or behavioral therapies are effective treatments for substance use disorders.
*Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI).