A Self-Test for Methamphetamine Addiction

This self test was developed by Narcotics Anonymous, and is applicable to drugs including meth:

  1. Do you ever use alone?
  2. Have you ever substituted one drug for another, thinking that one particular drug was the problem?
  3. Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs?
  4. Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to obtain drugs?
  5. Do you regularly use a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed?
  6. Have you ever taken one drug to overcome the effects of another?
  7. Do you avoid people or places that do not approve of you using drugs?
  8. Have you ever used a drug without knowing what it was or what it would do to you?
  9. Has your job or school performance ever suffered from the effects of your drug use?
  10. Have you ever been arrested as a result of using drugs?
  11. Have you ever lied about what or how much you use?
  12. Do you put the purchase of drugs ahead of your financial responsibilities?
  13. Have you ever tried to stop or control your using?
  14. Have you ever been in a jail, hospital, or drug rehabilitation center because of your using?
  15. Does using interfere with your sleeping or eating?
  16. Does the thought of running out of drugs terrify you?
  17. Do you feel it is impossible for you to live without drugs?
  18. Do you ever question your own sanity?
  19. Is your drug use making life at home unhappy?
  20. Have you ever thought you couldnít fit in or have a good time without drugs?
  21. Have you ever felt defensive, guilty, or ashamed about your using?
  22. Do you think a lot about drugs?
  23. Have you had irrational or indefinable fears?
  24. Has using affected your sexual relationships?
  25. Have you ever taken drugs you didnít prefer?
  26. Have you ever used drugs because of emotional pain or stress?
  27. Have you ever overdosed on any drugs?
  28. Do you continue to use despite negative consequences?
  29. Do you think you might have a drug problem?

"Am I an addict?" This is a question only you can answer. We found that we all answered different numbers of these questions "Yes." The actual number of "Yes" responses wasn't as important as how we felt inside and how addiction had affected our lives.

Narcotics Anonymous, 5th edition © copyright 1988 Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


There aren't many self-tests available specifically for meth, and for good reason. It's an addict's drug. Regular crystal meth use causes the kind of long-term physical and mental damage that only an addict considers the high worth that cost. See our Online Resources page for more information, and about where to look for help. Good places to start nclude the Crystal Meth Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous websites.

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