Experts at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation do not assume a diagnosis of alcoholism or other addiction exists when people contact us for help. Our professional alcohol and drug assessment process provides an accurate diagnosis along with recommendations for follow-up care. Both residential and outpatient evaluations are available depending on the needs of the individuals. Whatever the form, an assessment is the place to start.
Not sure if there is a problem?
This four-question quiz* helps to reveal if an issue with substance abuse may be present:
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking or drug use?
- Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?
- Have you ever felt remorseful about your drinking or drug use?
- Have you ever had a drink or used drugs in the morning in order to relieve a hangover or steady your nerves?
Two or more Yes answers may indicate a problem with alcohol or drugs.
*The four question quiz is based on the CAGE substance abuse screening tool.