Benzo Quiz

In by Derek Swain

This test was created using criteria from the Diagnostic Statistics Manual, used to diagnose substance dependence. Please answer honestly to best see the level of your benzodiazepine use disorder. All information is confidential and will not be shared with 3rd parties.

Do you frequently use benzos if you have access to them?

Have you ever used more benzos than you intended to in a day?

Do you spend more time per day under the influence of benzos than you did when you started using them?

Do you need to use more benzos to get the same high you had in previous uses?

Do you experience withdrawal symptoms (sweats, anxiety, insomnia, irritability) when you stop using benzos?

Have you ever experienced diarrhea, vomiting, or other physical symptoms when you stop using benzos?

Have you ever unsuccessfully tried to quit benzos?

Has your benzo use interfered with your work?

Have you lost or withdrawn more from friends because of your benzo use?

Have benzos caused you to neglect family or personal responsibilities?

Have you withdrawn or lost interest in your hobbies or social life because of your benzo use?

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about benzos or how to get more?

Since starting benzos, have you had any heart, lung, or liver problems?

Have you ever been hospitalized because of benzos?