A prescription drug addict uses medications in a way other than that for which they were originally prescribed, or to a much greater extent. They come to depend on the drugs to feel better in some way, and experience cravings for them in between doses. The prescription drug use continues in spite of negative consequences for the user, including relationship difficulties, problems on the job, or the risk of physical harm from inappropriate use.
The goal of our prescription drug quiz is not to provide a definitive answer as to whether you or someone you care about is dependent on prescription medications. It is an opportunity to raise your awareness about the impact that the medication/drug use is 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 quiz 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.
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.