Drug Abuse
Labor Management/Sexual Harassment
 

A QUIZ FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Co-dependents – the spouse, sons, daughter, friends, and employer of an addict/alcoholic – have been intimately involved with the disease as it has progressed. Often these co-dependents do not know that the disease has had an impact on their own lives.

Are you a co-dependent? This quiz will help you decide.

Yes


No


1.  Do you feel that someone in your family drinks or uses drugs too much?

Yes


No


2.  Have you been blamed for what has been happening with your family?

Yes


No


3.  Have you tried to control the drinker’s behavior by hiding the car keys and bottles, pouring out liquor; or the drug user by throwing out his pills or controlling the funds so he can’t get more on the street?

Yes


No


4.  Does drinking or drug using become the main activity when there is a family function?

Yes


No


5.  Does someone you know undergo personality changes when he/she drinks or is under the influence of drugs?

Yes


No


6.  Do you feel guilty or feel that problems are your fault?

Yes


No


7.  Are you concerned about the way things are going in your life?

Yes


No


8.  Have you feared for your own safety or the safety of your family members?

Yes


No


9.  Has excessive drinking or drug abuse ruined special occasions for you and your family?

Yes


No


10.  Do you ever think, “What’s the use” or “I’ll get even” ad drink or use along with the drinker or drug abuser?

Yes


No


11.  Is your home life abnormal due to alcohol or drug abuse?

Yes


No


12.  Have you ever been embarrassed or felt the need to apologize for the drinker or drug user’s behavior?

Yes


No


13.  Have you lectured, begged, or pleaded with the alcoholic or drug user to stop drinking or using?

Yes


No


14.  Have you withdrawn from your friends and social engagements?

Yes


No


15.  Have you threatened to leave or divorce after drinking?

Yes


No


16.  Have you shielded the alcoholic and drug abuser from the realistic consequences of his behavior? (Bailing out of jail, covering with the boss or friends, etc.)

 

If you answered “Yes” to three or four of these questions, you are a co-dependent. You need help as much as the alcoholic addict.