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CAGE Alcohol Screening Test

One of the oldest and most popular screening tools for alcohol abuse is the CAGE test, which is a short, four-question test that diagnoses alcohol problems over a lifetime.

Instructions: Keep in mind, the questions refer to your feelings and behaviors over your entire lifetime.


1 ) Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  Yes
No

2 ) Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  Yes
No

3 ) Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  Yes
No

4 ) Eye opener: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
  Yes
No