National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

East San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys Inc.

How Can I Tell if I Have a Problem with Alcohol or Other Drugs?

Drug and alcohol problems can affect every one of us regardless of age, sex, race, marital status, place of residence, income level, or lifestyle.

You may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, if:

  • You can’t predict whether or not you will use drugs or get drunk.
  • You believe that in order to have fun you need to drink and/or use drugs.
  • You turn to alcohol and/or drugs after a confrontation or argument, or to relieve uncomfortable feelings.
  • You drink more or use more drugs to get the same effect that you got with smaller amounts.
  • You remember how last night began, but not how it ended, so you’re worried you may have a problem.
  • You have trouble at work or in school because of drinking or drug use.
  • You make promises to yourself or others that you’ll stop getting drunk or using drugs.
  • You feel alone, scared, miserable, and depressed.

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