Do you love somebody who is chemically dependant?

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking or drug use of someone close. The following questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you are indeed affected.

  • Do you worry about someone else’s chemical dependency?
  • Do you have money problems because of someone else’s chemical dependency?
  • Do you tell lies to cover up for a chemically dependant person’s behaviors?
  • Do you feel that if the person cared about you, he or she would stop using/abusing substances to please you?
  • Do you blame the person’s dependancy on his or her companions?
  • Are plans frequently upset or canceled or meals delayed because of the person?
  • Do you make threats, such as, “If you don’t stop drinking or using drugs- I’ll leave you”?
  • Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath if you suspect alcohol is a problem?
  • Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a bout of substance use?
  • Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a their behavior?
  • Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of issues around substance use/abuse?
  • Have you considered calling the police for help in fear of abuse?
  • Do you search for hidden drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you ever ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking or using drugs?
  • Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?
  • Do you feel like a failure because you can’t control the drinking or drugging?
  • Do you think that if the person stopped using/abusing substances, your other problems would be solved?
  • Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the person?
  • Do you feel angry, confused, or depressed most of the time?
  • Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Scott can help.