This test has been designed to help you identify whether you may have a problem with your usage of prescription drugs. Answer the questions below as honestly as you can and then click on the ‘See Results’ button. This test can also be used by friends or family who are concerned about a loved one’s use of prescription drugs. When answering, you should focus on your using during the past 12 months.

1. Do you regularly exceed the dosage of over-the-counter medicines such as painkillers, cold medicines, laxatives, diet aids or sleeps aids?

No
Occasionally
Regularly

2. Have you ever gone to a different doctor to get larger quantities of a medicine than your doctor prescribed?

No
Occasionally
Regularly

3. Have you ever lied to a doctor in order to obtain prescription drugs?

No
Occasionally
Regularly

4. Have you ever taken one prescription drug to overcome the effects of another?

No
Occasionally
Regularly

5. Have you ever stolen prescription drugs or stolen to obtain prescription drugs?

No
Yes

6. Do you find that you need to take your drug of choice in order to function normally?

No
Yes

7. Do you make sure you have a steady supply of your drug of choice on hand?

No
Yes

8. Have you ever experienced feelings of guilt or shame about your prescription drug use?

No
Occasionally
Frequently

9. Do you hide your drug use from friends or family or become angry when others comment on it?

No
Yes

10. Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use?

No
Yes

11. Have you ever tried to stop or reduce your usage?

No
Occasionally
Frequently

12. Have you ever experienced any withdrawal symptoms when you have stopped taking drugs?

No
Yes

13. Do you combine drugs or medicines with drinking alcohol to enhance the effects?

No
Occasionally
Regularly

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