Drug Test

Self-Assessments: Drug & Substance Abuse


In our contemporary Australian culture drug addiction means different things to different people. There is widespread use of illegal drugs in communities right across the nation, and in all stratas of society, and there are varying degrees of availability, criminality and associated harms that relate to the specific drugs.

Some of the most common types of drug addiction we treat are:

  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamine / Ice
  • Prescription drugs

Each of these drugs has associated common misperceptions about the potential harm resulting from their use, and each creates their own set of problems, negative consequences and pathways into the disease of drug addiction.

The goal of our drug addiction test is not to provide a definitive answer as to whether you, or someone you care about, has a drug addiction. It is an opportunity to raise your awareness about the impact that the drugs are having on your life, or the life of someone you care about.

As you read each of the following statements take your time to think about the answer, then click on the button if you believe it applies to you. Only you will be seeing the results of this drug test so take the opportunity to be completely honest with yourself. To minimize or deny behaviours or consequences is one of the symptoms of addiction.

South Pacific Private offers free confidential assessments if you wish to discuss the results of your test. Please call us 24/7 on 1800 063 332.


  • Have you found that you need more of the drug than in the past, to have the same effect – has your tolerance to the drug increased?
  • Has your drug taking impacted your work performance, or prospects for career progression, at times?
  • Do you hide, minimize, and/or lie about, the type or amount of drugs that you take to friends, family, employer or doctor, or do you feel defensive if someone comments on your use of drugs?
  • Have you tried to reduce, control, or stop using the drug without lasting success?
  • Do you have concerns about the way your physical health may be impacted by the amount or type of drug you use regularly, or during a binge?
  • Have you had "blackouts", loss of memory, or flashbacks as a result of your drug use?
  • Have you engaged in illegal activities or have you had legal consequences as a result of your use of drugs?
  • Has your relationship with your partner, children, friends or extended family suffered as a result of your drug habits, or behaviour while under the influence of the drug?
  • Has your drug use caused, or contributed to, financial difficulties?
  • Do you sometimes use drugs to manage stress, uncomfortable feelings, or as a way of dealing with problems or conflict?
  • Have you missed important school, work or family commitments because you were under the influence of drugs?
  • Do you spend significant amounts of time, energy and/or money in obtaining the drug, or thinking about when, where, how and with whom you can use?
  • Do you have trouble limiting the amount of the drug you use, even when you have made a conscious decision to restrict or reduce your drug use?
  • Do you experience cravings for the drug, or withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, the shakes, or anxiety? (These differ with various drugs).
  • Do you have difficulty imagining how you can enjoy life without using the drug, or fear about the process of giving up the drug?

South Pacific Private is here to help when you or someone you love experiences difficulties with addictions, trauma or with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.

Find out if you have a drug problem

The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.


Find out if you have a problem.
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