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This information is about the specific health area mentioned above. It comprises a combination of textual and video information, on our site and on external sites.  We will be adding new specific health areas and further information continually.

The idea is for you to understand more about the health area you are addressing before you get too far building your action plan.

General Information


We are not just talking about drug taking but addiction. Fact 1, all humans can become addicted to something. So we can all suffer with some form of drug addiction. Work can be an addiction. Think about it – we are conditioned to get up, go to work stay there for 8 hours; come home, go to bed and then repeat. We do this for 50 years and it can become an obsession – a habit by which when we are not there or we no longer work or we retire we cannot get unhooked.

Often drugs are seen as the end and we need to step back and look at the type of personality we have and whether we have an addictive nature.  However, “Addictive personality is not an actual psychiatric diagnosis,” says Michael Weaver, MD, medical director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. “Personalities are very complex, and while there’s not one specific type that’s more prone to addiction than others, there are several factors that can combine to make you more likely to become addicted.”  Look at PersonalityDrive for a list of personality disorders and you’ll see some interesting aspects of personality.

Start here by taking a couple of tests and finding more about yourself. Any actions you can put in the action plan will help. Also check out our experts who are there to support you on the journey.

Background Information

There is information available which will help you formulate your action plan – both on our site and on external sites.

On our site


DrugDrive is all about understanding why drugs are a serious matter. How it affects us and how we can get help. There are other drives dealing with addiction such as DrinkDrive and SmokeDrive.

Some people have addictive natures and it is important to understand yourself.

Do you find you get into things easily and then get bogged down and then feel compelled to carry on.  You could have an addictive personality.

Take the test and see how you get on. We have experts on hand who can help you with addictive tendencies.

We have relevant information on DrugDrive

MindDrive looks at all aspects of mental health

I would also recommend ChangeDrive as this helps you understand your desire and experience to change your behaviour

We have relevant information on MindDrive

On external site(s)

This site The Mix explains how easy it is to become addicted, especially if you have an addictive nature.

See some real life stories and videos on drug abuse on Foundation for a Drug Free World.


Sometimes the owner of a video will not allow the video to be played on external sites.  If you see the video is unavailable on the left just click the ‘WATCH NOW’ link on the right and the video will play in a new window.

Overcome addiction

Overcoming Addictions can be a very hard task if you’re not prepared to deal with it. There’s a huge list of possible addictions: Alcohol, Drug Use, Nicotine, Gambling, Food, Video Games, Smartphones, Social Media, Porn, Work, Shopping, etc. This video will teach you how to confront addictions and regain control of your life.

Don’t let your best years slip through your fingers by serving your addictions. Use Awareness to get rid of them and free-yourself. Learn how to overcome your addictions a begin working on yourself.

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In order for you to assess what you know about this health area, we suggest using a questionnaire. This might help you understand your situation in this area, or taking it might improve your understanding of the area.

You may be able to take this questionnaire online – either here on our site or on an external site – or download it and complete it on paper – it depends on copyright (and whether we’ve managed to build it on our site!).

The ways you can take a questionnaire:

External site questionnaire, More than one questionnaire on our site

Take Questionnaire on our site

You can take a questionnaire on our site. This will score the questions automatically and give you a summary showing what your score means.

You will see our questionnaire first, possibly followed by a tab which may contain a second questionnaire (see above).  If you scroll down you will see links to external questionnaire(s) or downloads if there are any. Scroll down until you get to the right place for you!

YDH Questionnaire Selection

The first questionnaire is the 20 question version, which will give more accurate results. The second version is the 10 question version.

YDH Questionnaire Selection

The first questionnaire is the 20 question version, which will give more accurate results. The second version is the 10 question version.

Take questionnaire on external site

You can take this questionnaire on at least one external site.

Find out if you have an addictive personality – Foundations help you recognise the signs with an easy 14 question questionnaire.

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A Butterfly Life: 4 Keys to More Happiness, Better Health and Letting Your True Self Shine

Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.