Are you worried that you might be hooked on painkillers? Have you started using heroin and fear for your health and safety? Answer the quiz questions below to find out if you might be addicted to opioids.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that reflect symptoms common among people who are addicted to opioids. Read each question carefully, and then choose how often you’ve experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months. Note: This quiz is not a substitute for a proper diagnosis from a health care professional. If you think you may have a problem with opioids, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your doctor or other mental health professional.

Your privacy is important to us. All results are completely anonymous.

Do you use opioids in increasingly larger amounts, or use them more frequently than when you started?
Have you ever tried to stop using opioids or limit your use and failed?
Do you spend a lot of time tracking down opioids or recovering from using them?
Do you frequently crave opioids or think about using?
Do you continue to use opioids, even when it causes problems with loved ones?
Does using opioids have negative effects on your work, school, or other areas of life?
Do you use opioids in situations that could be physically hazardous to you or others, such as driving, operating machinery, or taking care or children?
Do you find that you must need larger amounts of opioids to achieve the same high?
Do you spend less time engaging in social or recreational activities because of your opioid use?
Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when you cut back on opioid use, such as depressed mood, nausea, vomiting, muscle pains, runny nose, sweating, diarrhea, fever, or insomnia?
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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020