Alcohol or Drug Problem: Signs & Symptoms

If one or more of the following apply to you, then you may have a substance abuse problem:
Using substances to calm nerves, forget worries, or improve mood
Feeling guilty about using substances
Unsuccessful attempts to decrease or stop substance use
Lying about or hiding substance use
Causing harm to oneself or others as a result of substance use
Needing to use increasingly greater amounts in order to achieve desired effect
Feeling irritable, resentful, or unreasonable when not drinking/using
Experiencing medical, social, family, or financial problems due to use

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