The following questionnaire is a brief assessment that is designed to determine whether you may have developed an addiction to sedative drugs. This may include benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or insomnia medications like Ambien, Lunesta, or Sonata. The questions are adapted from the criteria for substance use disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (also called the DSM-V). All the answers you provide are completely confidential and anonymous.
1. Do you take sedatives in larger amounts or for longer than you’re meant to?