The Addiction Web Site of Terence T. Gorski

Best Practice Principles  - Articles  - Publications

Mission & Vision -  Clinical Model - Training & Consulting

Home - What's New - Site Map - Search - Book Reviews

 Links - Daily News Review 

  Research Databases  - Leading Addiction Websites -

Special Focus:  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Terrorism

Jellinek AOD Test

GORSKI-CENAPS Web Publications

Training & Consultation --- Books, Audio, & Video Tapes
 www.tgorski.com ----- www.cenaps.com ----- www.relapse.org
Gorski-CENAPS, 17900 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL 60430, 708-799-5000 

Posted On: <Date Posted>          Updated On: May 06, 2002
© Terence T. Gorski, 2001

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Test

Purpose. This test describes things that happen to people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs. By taking this test, you will be able to determine if you are addicted and, if so, how serious your addiction is. To be addicted means that you cannot stop using alcohol or drugs without help. This test was adopted from the Jellinek Chart for Addiction. The following problems do not happen to people who are not addicted.

Instructions. Read each question and think back over your life. If this has ever happened to you, make a check mark in the left column (yes). If this has never happened to you, make a check mark in the right column (no). When you are finished, see the scoring sheet at the end of the test.
Yes No
____ ____
  1. Use to feel better: I use alcohol or drugs to get away from things that bother me or are hard to face.
____ ____
  1. Use to solve most problems: I use alcohol or drugs to try to solve most of my problems and things that bother me.
____ ____
  1. It takes more: It takes more or stronger kinds of alcohol or drugs to get the same feelings than it used to.
____ ____
  1. Memory loss: Sometimes after I have been using, I do not remember what happened.
____ ____
  1. Sneaking: Sometimes I hide from other people how much I'm using or drinking. This might be because I do not want people to know or because I do not want to share.
____ ____
  1. Dependence: I rarely do anything for fun unless I use alcohol or drugs.
____ ____
  1. Fast start: I use stronger alcohol or drugs or use a lot quickly at first to get a "good start."
____ ____
  1. Feel guilty: I feel guilty about using alcohol or drugs or about the things that I do when I use.
____ ____
  1. Do not listen: Other people complain or try to talk to me about my using but I do not listen.
____ ____
  1. Regular blackouts: I do not remember what happened and I get into trouble when I use alcohol or drugs.
____ ____
  1. Excuses: I use problems in my life as an excuse for using alcohol or drugs. I feel that I have to use to deal with these problems.
____ ____
  1. Using more than others: I use more than most people, so I hang around people who use as much or more so that I feel that I fit in.
____ ____
  1. Feel bad: I feel bad about how my using hurts other people, but I don't know what to do about it.
____ ____
  1. Show off: I show off or get pushy with other people to feel better and prove that I am okay.
____ ____
  1. Promises: I promise to get my life in order and do better. I mean it, but it doesn't work out that way.
____ ____
  1. Control: I try to control my use, but it doesn't work.
____ ____
  1. Give up other things: I've stopped doing things that I used to do that didn't involve using alcohol or drugs.
____ ____
  1. Make changes: I change jobs, move, or leave a relationship to try to make my life better, but it doesn't make any difference.
____ ____
  1. Work and money troubles: I have problems on the job, owe money or can't work at all because of my using.
____ ____
  1. Avoid friends and family: I avoid old friends and family that do not use—unless I need something from them.
____ ____
  1. Neglect food: I do not eat healthy foods or eat at regular times, especially when I'm using.
____ ____
  1. Resentment: I feel like other people are out to get me, and I feel angry a lot.
____ ____
  1. Withdrawal: I need a drink or a drug in the morning or else I get the shakes or sweats because I feel terrible.
____ ____
  1. Can't make decisions: I can't make decisions about even small things. I just wait until things happen.
____ ____
  1. Health problems: I am sick, have lost a lot of weight, or feel physically bad most of the time.
____ ____
  1. Decrease in amount to get high: It takes less for me to get high or doesn't matter how much I use because I can't get the effect I want.
____ ____
  1. Over the line: I do things I said I would never do or things that do not reflect the way I was raised.
____ ____
  1. Use all the time: I use whenever I can, and I don't try to have a normal life.
____ ____
  1. Find someone worse: I try to use with people who are worse off than I am so that I feel better.
____ ____
  1. Major damage: Even when I'm not using, I have a hard time thinking, remembering,and doing things that used to be easy.
____ ____
  1. Afraid: I feel like something terrible might happen to me, people are out to get me, and I have to be on guard at all times.
____ ____
  1. Give up: I don't try to change anything. I just wait to see what happens.
____ ____
  1. Using is everything: Getting something to use, using, and getting over using are my whole life.
____ ____
  1. Turn to God: I want God or religion to save me from my life.
____ ____
  1. I'm lost: I don't try to pretend my life is normal. I know I am an addict or an alcoholic. I believe that things will never change.
____ ____
  1. Desperation: I am willing to do anything to get better.
____ ____
  1. Confinement: I have been in jails and mental wards because of my using.
 

GORSKI-CENAPS Books - www.relapse.org 
1-800-767-8181

Addiction - A Biopsychosocial Model

Denial Management Counseling (DMC)

Relapse Prevention Counseling (RPC)

Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)

Addiction-Free Pain Management (APM)

Food Addiction

Training & Consultation: www.tgorski.com, www.cenaps.com, www.relapse.org  Gorski-CENAPS, 17900 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL 60430, 708-799-5000 

Meet The GORSKI-CENAPS TEAM
Tresa Watson ----- Steve Grinstead ----- Arthur Trundy

 

Home - What's New - Site Map - Search Gorski's Site - Articles - Book Reviews

Mission & Vision - Training & Consultation Services - Publications - Links

Daily News Review  -  Addiction Databases  - Leading Addiction Websites

GORSKI-CENAPS Clinical Model --- Research-Based Best Practice Principles

Special Focus:  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Terrorism

Terry Gorski and Other Members of the GORSKI-CENAPS Team are Available To Train & Consult On Areas Related To Recovery, Relapse Prevention, & Relapse Early Intervention

Address: 6147 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL  34606
info@enaps.com; www.tgorski.com, www.cenaps.com, www.relapse.org