Score Interpretations and Recommendations

0: No Risk. No reported risk of health problems related to drug use. Check our Self-Help page for additional resources.

1-2: Risky. Score indicates a risk of health problems related to drug use. Continue to monitor your use of drugs. If frequency of your use increases or you experience a change in your mental health symptoms, consider contacting a Behavioral Health Professional at Reach for Resilience for further guidance and support.

3-5: Harmful. Score indicates a risk of health problems related to drug use and a possible mild or moderate substance use disorder. Consider talking to your doctor, and contact a Behavioral Health Professional at Reach for Resilience for drug use treatment options in your area.

6+: Severe. Score indicates a risk of health problems related to drug use and a possible moderate or severe substance use disorder. Talk to your doctor, and consider contacting an Addiction Professional for additional assessment. Reach for Resilience can assist you in this process.


 

 

 

The following questions concern information about your possible involvement with drugs not including
alcoholic beverages during the past 12 months.

“Drug abuse” refers to (1) the use of prescribed or over‐the‐counter drugs in excess of the directions, and (2) any non-medical use of drugs.

The various classes of drugs may include cannabis (marijuana, hashish), solvents (e.g., paint thinner), tranquilizers (e.g., Valium), barbiturates, cocaine, stimulants (e.g., speed), hallucinogens (e.g., LSD) or narcotics (e.g., heroin). Remember that the questions do not include alcoholic beverages.

 

Please answer every question. If you have difficulty with a statement, then choose the response that is
mostly right.
During the past 12 months:
1.Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?
2.Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?
3.Are you always able to stop abusing drugs when you want to? (If never use drugs, answer “Yes.”)
4.Have you ever had “blackouts” or “flashbacks” as a result of drug use?
5.Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?
6.Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs?
7.Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?
8.Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?
9.Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?
10.Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (e.g. memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding)?