Nicotine and More Addiction Test - Health Risk Assessment
Richard Terry Lovelace, Ph.D., MSW
Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
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Test for Nicotine Addiction in Yourself or Someone Else
Lifestyle Health Risk
Addiction hides from us. Even when family or friends are sure we're "hooked," we can absolutely miss realizing it. Why is addiction well worth bringing to light and learning what to do that helps? It is now among the most easily identified causes of preventable death and disability.
People who use nicotine (smoke, dip, chew, patch, lozenge, etc.) often see it as something other than addiction. For instance:
Some other drugs experts commonly recognize as addicting:
Some of what experts usually don't agree are addicting:
How do you determine if you are addicted?
Note: The statements can be answered the way you believe someone you know very well would answer, if he or she was being frank or up-front. The results can assist you to evaluate whether someone else might be addicted. Only use that evaluation for your own educational purposes. Don't say what you believe to be true to that other person or anyone else, except a qualified health care professional. This lifestyle health risk assessment and all others I know about don't prove the presence of addiction.
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