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