Are you a problem drinker?
Indicate Yes (Y) or No (N) in the space provided for each of the following questions:
______ 1.) Are you unable to stop drinking/using after a particular number of drinks/amount of drugs?
_____ 2.) Do you need a drink or other drugs to get motivated?
_____ 3.) Do you often forget what happened while you were “partying”?
_____ 4.) Do you drink or use alone?
_____ 5.) Have others annoyed you by saying you drink or get high too much?
_____ 6.) Have you been involved in fights with your friends, family, or others while you were drunk or high?
_____ 7.) Have you said or done anything while you were drinking or using that you later regretted?
_____ 8.) Have you destroyed or damaged property while drinking or using?
_____ 9.) Do you drive while high or drunk?
_____ 10.) Have you been physically hurt while drinking or using?
_____ 11.) Have you been in trouble with school authorities or campus or local police because of your drinking or other drug use?
_____ 12.) Have you lost or dropped friends due to your alcohol or drug use?
_____ 13.) Do you think you are a normal drinker/user despite friends’ comments that you drink or use too much?
_____ 14.) Have you ever missed classes because you were too hung over or high to get there?
_____ 15.) Have you ever done poorly on an exam or an assignment because of drinking or using?
_____ 16.) Do you think about drinking or getting high a lot?
_____ 17.) Do you feel guilty or self-conscious about your drinking or drug use?
_____ 18.) Do you drink or use to cope with shyness/social anxiety or build up self-confidence?
_____ 19.) Do you have to have a drink or another drug to “loosen up” and have fun at social events?
_____ 20.) Do you ever have financial problems due to buying alcohol or other drugs?
_____ 21.) Do you drink or get high to escape from school, home or other worries?
_____ 22.) Do your friends drink or use less than you?
_____ 23.) Has drinking or getting high ever landed you in a hospital, clinic or jail?
_____ 24.) Do you think you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?
A “yes” to one of these questions should serve as a warning sign. If you answered “yes” to 3 or more of these questions, you are using alcohol or other drugs in ways that may be harmful and are becoming a problem drinker or user.
For more information or assistance, call UCSC Counseling &
Psychological Services at 831-459-2628