Personal Assessment Quiz for Alcohol or Drug Abuse (CAGE)

Do you wonder if you might have a drug or alcohol abuse problem? Do you think you could benefit from addiction treatment? This simple assessment test, referred to as the CAGE questionnaire (or CAGE alcohol test), can help you answer these questions. It offers a simple methodology for determining if you have an alcohol or drug problem and can provide a quick indication for the need for a follow-up assessment. Online assessments like the CAGE screening test have been used by doctors and other licensed professionals to help reverse addiction.

Scoring: Item responses on the CAGE are scored 0 for “no” and 1 for “yes” answers, with a higher score is an indication of alcohol problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered clinically significant.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down, on your drinking or drug use?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or use of drugs?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?
  4. Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (eye opener)?