Alcohol and Addiction Test - C.A.G.E.



                                                                                                                             YES = 1                     N0 = 0

1. Have you ever thought you should Cut down on your drinking?               YES                             NO

2. Have you ever felt Annoyed when people have                                          YES                              NO

commented on your drinking?

3. Have you ever felt Guilty or badly about your drinking?                             YES                              NO

4. Have you ever had an Eye opener drink when you wake

up to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?                                     YES                              NO


Your Score:

If you scored 1, there is a 75% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
If you scored 2, there is an 85% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
If you scored 3, there is a 95% chance you are addicted to alcohol.
If you scored 4, there is a 99% chance you are addicted to alcohol.

No single test is completely accurate. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your health.


  • Ewing, J. A., Detecting alcoholism. The CAGE questionnaire. JAMA, 1984. 252(14): p. 1905-7.

  • Bush, B., Shaw, S., Cleary, P., Delbanco, T. L., et al., Screening for alcohol abuse using the CAGE questionnaire. Am J Med, 1987. 82(2): p. 231-5.



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