Free Confidential Substance Abuse & Addiction Assessment


If you are in a state of crisis or need immediate help for any reason, please refrain from filling out this assessment and call 911. If you feel that you are a danger to yourself, please refrain from filling out this assessment and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This online Substance Abuse & Addiction assessment takes approximately five minutes and will provide general feedback when completed. Please note that this assessment is not a formal diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. This assessment is free and can be taken anonymously, if you choose.

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions provided, it is highly recommended that you contact the staff at Desert Hills of New Mexico or another qualified healthcare provider. If you would prefer to be contacted by the staff at Desert Hills of New Mexico, please leave your contact information in the space provided at the end of this assessment. Please note that by leaving your information, you consent to allow Desert Hills of New Mexico to use this information to contact you. Any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose to not leave your information, the staff at Desert Hills of New Mexico will not contact you.

If you answer “no” to the questions provided, you are still encouraged to reach out to the staff at Desert Hills of New Mexico or another qualified healthcare provider for a detailed evaluation of your risk for Substance Abuse & Addiction.

1. Have you or has your loved one ever abused substances while alone?

2. Have friends and/or family members expressed concern about yours or your loved one's substance use?

3. Has yours or your loved one's substance use been a source of conflict in your/their marriage or with your/their boyfriend/girlfriend?

4. Have you or has your loved one lied to friends or family members about the amount and frequency of your substance use?

5. Have you or has your loved one lied to a doctor in order to obtain prescription medications?

6. Has your or your loved one's substance use negatively impacted your performance at work or school?

7. Have you or has your loved one stolen substances, or stolen money or property in order to buy substances?

8. Have you or has your loved one awakened after using substances with no memory about what you did while you were high?

9. Have you or has your loved one used substances in order to wake up in the morning and/or to go to sleep at night?

10. Have you or has your loved one used one substance in order to intensify the high from another substance?

11. Have you or has your loved one used one substance in order to recover from using another substance?

12. Have you or has your loved one used substances as a way of dealing with stress, pressure, and other negative experiences?

13. Have you or has your loved one tried and failed to reduce the amount and/or frequency of your substance use?

14. When you or your loved one tries to stop using, or when you/they can’t use, do you or does your loved one start to feel sluggish, sick, agitated, or depressed?

15. Do you or does your loved one worry that you might have a substance abuse problem?

Thank you for taking Desert Hills's Addiction Screening.

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Disclaimer: Desert Hills of New Mexico disclaims any liability, loss, or risk sustained as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these assessments.