A: There are several good assessments avail able online, such as the MAST Test. Try: http://counsellingresource.com/quizzes/alcohol-mast/index.html If the substance user will not agree to take the test, fill it in as you think he/she might answer, for an approximate assessment. Better yet, seek a professional consultation with a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor.
A: Come yourself! Addiction is a Family Disease, with all members affected. By understanding the disease and treating yourself, you also increase the likelihood of your loved one accepting treatment. Therapists often start with willing family members first. This frequently results in the alcoholic or addict being attracted to Recovery by the positive changes they perceive in others.
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