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  • Initial self-assessment for substance use disorders

    The questions below can help reveal common signs and symptoms of addiction. If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, we encourage you to seek support and additional resources starting with the UAB Student Counseling Services, which can be reached at 205-934-5816.

    1. Do you feel that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs?
    2. Are you ever preoccupied with thoughts of drinking or using?
    3. Do you drink or use alone?
    4. Do you drink or use regardless of the consequences?
    5. If you drink or use, can you stop after one glass or one hit?
    6. Have you risked losing your job, schooling, or family because of drinking or using?
    7. Do you avoid social situations where you cannot drink or use?
    8. Do you hide your use or lie about the extent of your use?
    9. Are you uncomfortable in social situations without drinking or using?
    10. Do you rely on drinking or using as a coping mechanism?