CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Problems
The CAGE questionnaire consists of four questions that relate to your use of alcohol:1
- Have you ever felt that you ought to Cut down on your drinking?
- Do you get Annoyed by criticism of your drinking?
- Do you ever feel Guilty about your drinking?
- Do you ever take an Early-morning drink (eye-opener) to get the day started or to get rid of a hangover ("a little hair of the dog that bit you")?
If you answer "yes," "sometimes," or "often" to 2 or more of the questions, you might have a problem with alcohol. If you think you or someone you care about has an alcohol use problem, talk with a health professional. Further evaluation by a trained alcohol abuse counselor might be needed.
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of: March 12, 2014
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