Addiction and Dependence Quiz: Can You Recognize the Signs?
It probably started out just as an occasional thing. A social drink. An extra pain pill to take the edge off. Then it became addiction and dependence. About 23.5 million Americans over the age of 12 are living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
True or false: You can be addicted to things that don't involve chemical substances.
Which is not true about addiction?
You blame others or a situation.
Your behavior causes problems in your life.
You can't stop even though you want to.
You continue even though it's voluntary.
True or false: There is a such thing as an 'addictive personality.'
True or false: There such a thing as an "addiction gene."
If you misuse or abuse a substance to cope with the ups and downs of everyday life, rather than using it for fun, are you addicted to it?
Which statement is correct?
Overcoming an addiction is a matter of willpower.
Addiction is an untreatable disease.
Addiction is a chronic brain illness.
What symptoms may mean innocently playing with your smartphone might be turning into an addiction?
all of these
Which is not a "social" consequence of dependency?
problems with family and friends
lack of interest in personal activities
all of these
none of these
Is missing work, school or a social obligation because of you weren't able to resist a craving a sign of addiction?
Which health issue is often also a problem among shopping addicts?
What type of condition is video game addiction?
Internet gaming disorder (IGD)
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Which is not a street name for Adderall?
Which is not a sign of an exercise addiction?
exercising for more than 2 hours a day, every day
skipping work to exercise
working out to the point of, or despite of, injury
all of these are signs
While 98 percent of people surveyed say that texting while driving is dangerous, how many admit to doing it anyway?
True or false: Porn addiction and sex addiction are the same thing.
Which statement might a person with an addiction problem reply with when asked about certain behaviors?
You don't know what you're talking about.
It's none of your business.
I'm not hurting anyone.
all of these statements
Which is not a psychological warning sign of an addiction?
lack of motivation
sudden mood swings
changes in personality or attitude
unexplained financial problems
What are the emotional symptoms of a shopping addiction?
You shop when you're angry or depressed.
Your shopping habit has gotten out of control and way over your budget.
You lie about your purchases.
all of these
What does it mean if you used to get a buzz after 2 glasses of wine, but now you need to drink 3 for the same effect?
You've developed a tolerance.
You've developed an anxiety disorder.
You're in recovery.
True or false: You can't get addicted to it if it's prescribed by your doctor.
Which is a warning sign of prescription stimulant (such as brand name Adderall and Ritalin) abuse or misuse?
excessive talking followed by depression
poor muscle control
Could you have a work addiction if you're a workaholic?
True or false: About three-quarters of us are never more than 5 feet away from our smartphones.
How many people admit they've checked their phone during sex?
1 in 5
1 in 10
1 in 40
What assessment tool is used to measure work addiction?
Bergen Work Addiction Scale
Structured Assessment of Personality Abbreviated Scale (SAPAS)
Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)
What is the average amount of debt a person with a shopping addiction has collected?
Is cellphone vibration syndrome a real thing?
Is it true that you need to hit rock bottom before you can be helped?
What is the recommended minimum number of days needed for an outpatient treatment program to be effective?
Does addiction treatment have to be voluntary to work?