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Substance Use

Use of drugs and alcohol can directly impact your success on a job search and on a job. Answer these 10 questions to see if drugs and alcohol could hurt your chances. Answer them honestly.

Answer the following questions using the key shown here:
A = Strongly Agree B=Somewhat Agree
C=Somewhat Disagree

D=Strongly Disagree

A B C D 1. Sometimes I'll use drugs or alcohol to alter my mood.
A B C D 2. I have thought about cutting back on drinking or getting high.
A B C D 3. There is nothing wrong with drinking or getting high by yourself.
A B C D 4. My family or friends complain about my drinking or getting high.
A B C D 5. I try to limit myself to a certain number of drinks per week.
A B C D 6. My driving record includes a conviction for DUI.
A B C D 7. I have gotten in trouble at work because of drugs and alcohol.
A B C D 8. I have awakened in the morning and could not remember what happened the night before.
A B C D 9. It's hard for me to quit drinking or getting high because most of my friends do.
A B C D 10. I've noticed that I can drink more than I used to without feeling its effects.

Scoring:

Count the total number of A's and B's. _____.

If you have three or more, complete a Substance Use Action Plan.


Substance Use Action Plan

Here are some materials and resources that are available than I can use on my own:

Here are some classes I can take, workshops I can attend, and groups I can join:

I can make an appointment to talk one-on-one with a counselor on one of these topics:

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