Wondering About Your Alcohol or Other Drug Use?
If you ever find yourself wondering if you are drinking too much or too often there are ways of doing a simple assessment of your drinking. You can stop wondering and check if there may indeed be a problem. Here is an online assessment tool you can try. Simply click on the link and another page will open. You can rest assured that the sites you will visit are completely confidential, just as this site is.
If you don't want to take an online assessment, here are two additional tools:
Talk to a close friend and ask her or him what they think. For this discussion you do not want to choose someone you normally party with. You want to ask someone who cares about you and you alone, not someone who may care as much as you do for the pot or beer.
Give yourself a screening. Has your use of the drug increased in amount or frequency? Do you use at times of day that you did not use before, especially soon after waking? Does the drug or using the drug occupy more of your thoughts? Go back to this page and look at the first set of bullets regarding behavior. If you can, ask that friend we spoke of earlier to look at them. Above all remember that you have to be completely honest with yourself in this assessment.
If you now think that there is indeed reason for concern please go on to the next page or call us to discuss the situation or to receive a referral to another office. It's totally free, confidential, and a good first step to finding a solution.