Addiction Self-Assessment

To quote from a recently published book on addictions: "Substance abuse is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. The misuse of drugs (alcohol) ruins families, costs billions in lost productivity, strains the health care system and ends lives."

Alcohol and drugs are mind altering. In a recent Time Magazine article on addiction said, "In the brains of addict, there is a reduced activity in the prefrontal cortex, where rational thought can override impulse behavior." Any kind of addiction inflicts a terrible price in pain and suffering, not only for the addicted person. It also affects other family members and loved ones.

However, there is hope because most addictions can over time be overcome. We can change, but it will be difficult. Below is a self-assessment, you may use.

Addiction Self-Assessment --

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