Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Test – CAGE Screen

No (0)

Yes (1)

1. Have you ever thought you should Cut down on your drinking?

 

 

2. Have you ever felt Annoyed when people have commented on your drinking?

 

 

3. Have you ever felt Guilty or badly about your drinking?

 

 

4. Have you ever had an Eye opener drink when you wake up to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

 

 

Your Score:

If you scored 1, there is a 75% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
If you scored 2, there is an 85% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
If you scored 3, there is a 95% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
If you scored 4, there is a 99% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
No single test is completely accurate. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your health.

References

  • Ewing, J. A., Detecting alcoholism. The CAGE questionnaire. JAMA, 1984. 252(14): p. 1905-7.
  • Bush, B., Shaw, S., Cleary, P., Delbanco, T. L., et al., Screening for alcohol abuse using the CAGE questionnaire. Am J Med, 1987. 82(2): p. 231-5.

 

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Reference: "I Want to Change My Life" by Dr. S. Melemis.  www.IWantToChangeMyLife.org

Last Modified:September 21, 2018