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Behavioral Health

Self-assessment and quizzes

Are you worried that you or a family member or friend may have an addiction or benefit from behavioral care services? Try these brief quizzes.

A 24-hour crisis line is available at 800-662-3445.

Moms and stress

This short quiz will give you an idea about how well you handle stress in your life and whether you may benefit from behavioral care services.

Answer 'yes' or 'no' to the following questions:

  1. Are you tired all the time, never getting a full night’s sleep (6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep)?
  2. Do you frequently skips meals or have a poor diet?
  3. Are you more irritable (easily frustrated) than usual?
  4. Do you cry easily—often for no specific reason?
  5. Do you frequently feel “overwhelmed” with all you have to do?
  6. Do you tend to stay home, avoid phone calls, friends or family?
  7. Are you always taking care of others, never having time for yourself?
  8. Do you keep everything inside (avoiding conflict, keeping the peace)?
  9. Do you think there is only one right way to do something?
  10. Do you ignore stress symptoms?

If you answered "yes" to five or more questions you may benefit from behavioral care services.

When dealing with stressors in your life, others sources of help such as family and friends, learning relaxation techniques, planning time for exercise, practicing good sleep habits as well as diet improvements all contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

To make an appointment with a women's behavioral care therapist, call 866-621-5719.

Personal drinking/drug use

Answer yes or no to the following questions:

  1. Have you ever felt that you should cut down on your drinking/drug use?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking/drug use?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking/drug use?
  4. Have you ever had a drink or done drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, you may have a problem. Call toll-free 866-621-5719 for a referral or more information.

How can I recognize signs of an alcohol problem in someone I care about?

Use this questionnaire to review the drinking behavior of someone close to you. Check all that apply:

  • Drinking to calm nerves, forget worries or boost a sad mood
  • Guilt about drinking
  • Unsuccessful attempts to cut down/stop drinking
  • Lying about or hiding drinking habits
  • Causing harm to oneself or someone else as a result of drinking
  • Needing to drink increasingly greater amounts in order to achieve desired effect
  • Feeling irritable, resentful or unreasonable when not drinking
  • Medical, social, family or financial problems caused by drinking
  • Spending a great deal of time getting alcohol and drinking alcohol
  • Drinking in risky situations such as before driving or before engaging in unwanted/unprotected sex

Source: Adapted from Greenfield, S. Educational Lecture for National Alcohol Screening Day. 1999. Updated by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH

If any of the items above, please consider talking with a health professional today or getting a referral to speak with a professional at a later date. Help is available both for you and your family member or friend. Call toll-free 866-621-5719 for a referral or more information.

Gambling

Answer yes or no to the following questions:

  1. Have you ever felt the need to bet more and more money?
  2. Have you ever had to lie to people important to you about how much you gamble?

If you answer yes to either or both, you may have a gambling problem. Call toll-free 866-621-5719 for an appointment or more information.

Source: Indiana Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

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