Peter Monti PhD


Assess Your Drug Use

You can complete this form and print it for easy reference. When you exit the form, the information will be deleted. Answer these questions based on your use of drugs —not alcohol— in the past 12 months. Choose the answer that is mostly right for you. These questions are asking about risky drug use, including: Using…

Drug Problems: Helping Someone Get Treatment

If you have a family member or friend with a drug problem, you probably want to help. This can be hard. You can’t force a person into treatment. One thing you can do is to stop making excuses for the person. For example, if the person is late to work, refuse to make an excuse. The person has to deal with the problems…

Teen Alcohol and Drug Use

What is teen substance use? Many teens try alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Some teens try these substances only a few times and stop. Others can’t control their urges or cravings for them. This is substance use disorder. Moderate to severe substance use disorder is sometimes called addiction. Teens may try a number of…

Planning for Alcohol or Drug Relapse

Stopping substance use, whether it’s alcohol or drugs you are using, is very hard. Very few people succeed the first time they try. A lapse or relapse is likely. A lapse is the first time you use a drug or alcohol again after you have quit, or brief episodes of use at later points. A relapse is not being able to stay…

Anabolic Steroids

What are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male hormone testosterone. Doctors prescribe them to treat problems such as delayed puberty and other medical problems that cause the body to make very low amounts of testosterone. Steroids make muscles bigger and bones stronger. They…