CAGE Alcohol Questionnaire

CAGE Alcohol Questionnaire is a 4-item form that can indicate potential problems with alcohol use.

Your Alcohal Level :
Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking?
Have people Annoyed you to by criticizing your drinking?
Have you ever felt Guilty about your drinking?
Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning (Eye opener)?

Risk Category is based on score

  • Negative: ................ 0-1
  • Clinically Significant: ...... 2 and greater


The higher the score the greater the indication of alcohol problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered clinically significant. A score of 2 points or more was found to have 93% sensitivity and 76% specificity for identifying excessive drinking.

  • Bernad MW, Mumford J, C Taylor C, Smith B, Murray RM. Comparison of questionnaire and laboratory tests in the detection of excessive drinking and alcoholism. Lancet. 1982;1(8267):325-8.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.