Drug Use Check

This is a screening tool designed to help identify problems you might be experiencing with drug use. It does not consider all possible problems associated with drug use. This tool is not designed to provide a diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis. This screening tool was designed for people 17 and older; if you are under 17 your results may be less accurate. This screening is not perfect and we advise you to take action if you are distressed and want to see help even if you score in the low range of severity. 

The questions ask about your potential involvement with drugs - not including alcohol - during the past 12 months. Carefully read each statement and decide if your answer is "yes" or "no."  If you have difficulty with a statement, choose the response that is mostly right. For the purposes of this screening test, drug abuse refers to: The use of prescribed or "over the counter" drugs in excess of the directions, Any non-medical use of drugs. The various classes of drugs may include: cannabis (e.g. marijuana, hash), solvents, tranquilizers (e.g. Valium), barbiturates, cocaine or crack, stimulants (e.g. meth, speed, Ritalin), hallucinogens (e.g. LSD) or narcotics (e.g. heroin). 

Remember that the questions do not include alcohol.  If you would like to learn about your alcohol use, please take the Alcohol Use Check Quiz.  

We will not share your answers or any information about you with anyone. Please see our privacy policy for more information.


Skinner, HR. (1982) The Drug Abuse Screening Test, Addictive Behaviours, 7: 363-371.