North Carolina Board of Nursing

Discipline & Compliance

Chemical Dependency Resources

Self Test

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA)

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking/drug use?
  2. Is drinking/drug use making your home life unhappy?
  3. Do you drink/use drugs because you are shy with other people?
  4. Is drinking/drug use affecting your reputation?
  5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking/drug use?
  6. Have you gotten into financial trouble as a result of drinking/drug use?
  7. Do you turn to people you normally don't associate with when drinking/using drugs?
  8. Does your drinking/drug use make you careless of your family's welfare?
  9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking/drug use?
  10. Do you crave a drink/drug at a definite time daily?
  11. Do you want to drink/use drugs the next morning?
  12. Does your drinking/drug use cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
  13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking/using drugs?
  14. Is drinking/drug use jeopardizing your job or business?
  15. Do you drink/use drugs to escape worries or troubles?
  16. Do you drink/use drugs alone?
  17. Have you every had a memory loss as a result of drinking/drug use?
  18. Has a physician ever treated you for drinking/drug use?
  19. Do you drink/use drugs to build up your self-confidence?
  20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking/using drugs?

Scoring: If you answered "yes" to:

  • 1 of the questions, you may have an alcoholism/drug addiction problem.
  • 2 questions, chances are that you have an alcoholism/drug addiction problem.
  • 3 or more, you definitely have the disease of alcoholism/drug addiction.

If you think you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, call NCADA at 314.962.3456 and speak with one of their counselors. If treatment is recommended, please be advised that the NC Board of Nursing requires assessment and treatment through a participating treatment provider.