Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Decisional Balance Scale

We at RecoveryTexas.org want you to be able to make informed decisions about the choices in your life especially with regards to the world of alcohol and drugs (both prescription and illicit).  Below we are presenting the Alcohol (and Drugs) Decisional Balance Scale survey.

Once you have finished the assessment, you can call us at 210-225-4741 or email JMartinez@SACADA.org for further assistance. Please provide your contact information so that we may get back to you as soon as possible.

The following statements may play a part in making a decision about using alcohol and/or drugs. We would like to know how important each statement is to you at the present time in relation to making a decision to each statement on the following 5 points:

1 = Not important at all

2 = Slightly important

3 = Moderately important

4 = Very important

5 = Extremely important

Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Decisional Balance Scale

1. My drinking (drug use) causes problems with other.

2. I like myself better when I am drinking (using drugs).

3. Because I continue to drink (use drugs) some people think I lack the character to quit.

4. Drinking (drug use) helps me deal with problems.

5. Having to lie about my drinking (drug use) bothers me.

6. Some people try to avoid me when I drink (use drugs).

7. Drinking (drug use) helps me to have fun and socialize.

8. Drinking (drug use) interferes with my functioning at home or/and at work.

9. Drinking (drug use) makes me more of a fun person.

10. Some people close to me are disappointed in me because of my drinking (drug use).

11. Drinking (drug use) helps me to loosen up and express myself.

12. I seem to get myself into trouble when drinking (using drugs).

13. I could accidentally hurt someone because of my drinking (drug use).

14. Not drinking (using drugs) at a social gathering would make me feel too different.

15. I am losing the trust and respect of my coworkers and / or spouse because of my drinking (drug use).

16. My drinking (drug use) helps give me energy and keeps me going.

17. I am more sure of myself when I am drinking (using drugs).

18. I am setting a bad example for others with my drinking (drug use).

19. Without alcohol (illegal drugs), my life would be dull and boring.

20. People seem to like me better when I am drinking (using drugs).

You have finished the quiz, we’ll now calculate your score and show your results.

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