Are you hooked? Especially as clergy, it is hard to accept the reality of any addiction in our lives. Just saying out loud what we know or suspect to be true seems impossible. But, denial is dangerous. It leads to more secrecy, more destructive progress in the addiction, and more chance of getting caught. Quick self assessments help us determine what is real. If you are investigating, seeking to establish whether or not you are an addict or confirming what you think is true; taking one of these quick quizzes may be helpful. Please, however, take these tests with some basic principles in mind:
1. Tests are as good as our responses. As addicts, we have the capacity to fool ourselves with our eyes wide open. Do your best not to skew the test by skewing the answers to test questions.
2. Assessments are indicators. You, those closest to you and professionals who work with addictions may need to help you determine whether or not you are truly addicted and how urgent your issues may be.
3. If you are a pastor wondering about addictions, it is especially important you consult with others at the slightest indication of addictive tendencies. The clergy role isolates ministry professionals from safe peer input. You do have a place to turn. For confidential, non-shaming, no obligation evaluation and consideration of your issues use this link to email Dale W..
Which assessment should you take? You know what issue troubles you most, if one does, so please complete the related quiz. If you are in ministry or married to someone who is, please also take the People Addiction (codependency) assessment. Human beings have the capacity to be addicted in more than one way. Many ministry people are flaming codependents. Take the test. Believe what is true and seek whatever help you may need to minister with freedom, grace and hope.
The following assessments are from a variety of sources. Providing online interactive and sound feedback for you is our goal. CRN does not necessarily endorse or reject the information you will find at these sites. If one of these assessments concludes you have addictive tendencies or determines with more clarity you have addictive difficulties, do something now. Read related articles on this web site, or at least make an anonymous inquiry regarding your struggles. You are worth it. The vast majority of individuals with whom CRN works find ways of dealing effectively with their addictions without everyone having to know. The risk of getting help is lower than the risk of getting caught.
Alcohol Addiction: Quick Assessment
Codependency (People Addiction) Quick Assessment (This assessment is the least interactive. If you have a resource online which is more interactive, please let CRN know.)
Drug Addiction Quik Assessment
Food Addiction Quick Assessment
Gambling Quick Assessment
Internet Sex Addiction Quick Assessment
Sex Addiction (Male or Female) Quick Assessment
Shopping addiction Quick Assessment
Please let us know if we are able to help you. You are not alone. Reliable resources exist. Assume you are worth helping. Do not quit until you find it.