Red Flags for Medication Abuse
Some of the items above may be difficult to determine, which is why sharing this with someone else is so essential. The collaboration should include you, your support network, other healthcare providers, or any other sources that could help you to be more accurate in completing the above. If 2 – 3 of the red flag areas have scores above a 3-5, or more than two questions have scores in the 8 – 10 range, its time to seek a referral to an appropriate addiction specialist to make a more accurate assessment of a potential medication abuse/addiction problem.
© Dr Stephen F Grinstead 2014 1996. Permission is granted to copy and use this worksheet if this information remains.