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.
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
- Have people annoyed you by criticising 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? (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.