Have you ever felt you ought to cut down 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 to get rid of a hangover?
A positive response to just one would indicate a need for additional assessment. Two or more indicates a strong possibility of alcohol abuse or addiction.
Created by Dr. John Ewing, 1984 (CAGE Questionnaire)