General Addiction Symptoms
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1. Do you need this substance or activity to escape your problems or to lift your mood?
2. Do you need increasing amounts of the substance or activity to feel satisfied or to get the same feeling?
3. Do you constantly think about your last or plan your next experience with the substance or activity?
4. Do you feel that you are no longer in control of your need for this substance or activity?
5. Do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when trying to cut back or quit this substance or activity?
6. Have you tried repeatedly to cut back or quit using this substance or activity but been unable to do so?
7. Have you ever lied (to yourself or someone else) about the amount of time and/or money spent on this substance or activity?
8. Do you ignore the consequences or are you unable to stop using the substance or activity, even though you know the consequences?
9. Has this substance or activity ever affected your family relationships or put your job, education, or career at risk?
10. Have you ever committed (or considered committing) an illegal act, like stealing, embezzlement, or forgery to get the substance or money for the activity?

Total 'Yes' (out of 10 possible)

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