Cage Questionnaire
Anyone that drinks alcohol on a regular basis knows what it’s like to do it in excess. These questions may give you an insight into your drinking. CAGE is a simple and rapid self-evaluation questionnaire, which anyone can use to evaluate their own alcohol consumption.

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


Item responses on the CAGE are scored 0 – 1 with a higher score an indicator of alcohol problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered clinically significant.

Do ring or email us if you wish to discuss your drinking.

You might also like to visit the website: Down Your Drink

This site run by Alcohol Concern provides a more comprehensive self-assessment drinking questionnaire as well as a six-week online programme for people who are worried about their drinking.
Alcohol Concern have also launched a website Hows Your Drink which you might find interesting.