The substance is frequently consumed in higher amounts or for a longer time than anticipated.
There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to abandon or control the use of the substance.
A lot of time is spent on the activities necessary to obtain the substance, consume it or recover from its effects.
Craving or a powerful desire or need to consume the substance.
Recurrent use of the substance leading to failure to fulfill fundamental duties at work, school or home.
Continued use of the substance despite suffering persistent or recurring social or interpersonal problems, caused or exacerbated by the effects of its use.
The consumption of the substance causes the abandonment or reduction of important social, professional or leisure activities.
Recurrent use of the substance in situations where it causes a physical risk.
Consumption of the substance is continued despite knowing that one suffers from a persistent or recurring physical or psychological problem probably caused or exacerbated by it.
Tolerance, defined by any of the following facts: A need to consume increasing amounts of the substance to achieve poisoning or the desired effect. B noticeably reduced effect after continued consumption of the same amount of the substance.
Abstinence, manifested by any of the following events: A. The characteristic withdrawal syndrome of the substance in question. B. The substance (or some very similar substance) is consumed to alleviate or avoid withdrawal symptoms.
You need to see a professional as soon as possible
You may have a problem, we suggest you call a professional
You apparently have no hint of addiction