Test Your Alcohol Use

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This simple 4-question self-test may help you become more aware of your use or abuse of alcohol.

To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you. The questions refer to your feelings and behaviour over your whole life.

Carefully read each statement and decide whether your answer is yes or no. Please give the best answer or the answer that is right most of the time.

Answer these Four Simple Questions

1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

  • Yes
  • No

2. Have people annoyed you by criticising your drinking?

  • Yes
  • No

3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?

  • Yes
  • No

4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?

  • Yes
  • No

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The CAGE questionnaire was developed by Dr. John Ewing, founding director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. CAGE is an internationally used assessment instrument for identifying problems with alcohol. 'CAGE' is an acronym formed from the italicised letters in the questionnaire (cut-annoyed-guilty-eye).

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