The CAGE test can identify alcohol problems over the lifetime. Two positive responses are considered a positive test and indicate further assessment is warranted.

This test can only be scored correctly if you answer each one of the questions.

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?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?