Am I addicted?
It is possible to use certain substances responsibly without becoming addicted. For example, some people can have a glass of wine every evening at dinner without experiencing problems. For other people, this pattern could lead to difficulties—and of course, some substances are more addictive than others.
Whatever your substance is, and no matter how often you use it, you may have a problem if the use of your substance impacts negatively in one of many areas of your life, for example if:
- It causes you to miss work or appointments
- It generates stress or aguments in your relationships
- It is isolating you socially from your family and friends
- It is creating financial difficulties for you
- You find that you spend your whole day looking forward to using it
If any of this sounds like your situation, you may need help with an addiction problem.
Assessing your own addiction is not recommended. If you are worried about your substance use, or want to withdraw from a substance, we advise you to call us directly for more information and help. The information provided on this website is not meant as a substitute for professional assessment, advice or support.