Do I Have A Problem?
Drug Abuse Screening Quiz
Do you need treatment for substance abuse? Take this this adapted from the Vanderbilt University Addiction Center.
What Is a Functional Alcoholic?
Many people think of alcoholics as disheveled, homeless winos who have lost everything, but there are people who meet the criteria for a medical diagnosis for alcohol dependence who are highly functional in society and still have their jobs, homes and families.
Do You Hide How Much You Drink From Others?
If you are hiding your drinking from those around you or lying about how much you drink, you could have a problem.
Adult Children of Alcoholics Screening Quiz
Did you grow up with a problem drinker? Those who grow up in homes where there is alcohol abuse or alcoholism are sometimes affected in ways they do not even realize.
Are You Addicted?
Not everyone who uses drugs becomes addicted, but substance abuse can cause problems for individuals whether they are technically addicted or not.
17.6 Million Americans Have a Drinking Problem
About one-tenth of American adults, or 19.4 million persons, meet clinical criteria for a substance use disorder -- either an alcohol or drug use disorder or both -- according to NESARC survey results.
Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease
Addiction is a primary, chronic brain disease that results in the pathological pursuit of rewards despite negative consequences.
Addiction Changes Brain's Reward System
Pursuing rewards is a normal, but when addiction develops the pursuit of rewards can become pathological due to changes in the brain's reward circuitry.