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Alcohol Use Assessment

This article from our Health Library is for educational purposes. Please contact us with questions specific to the services we provide, to find a doctor or to schedule an appointment.

Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers. They are at low risk of having a dependence on alcohol. But if you are worried about your drinking, this tool will help you find out if you have a problem with alcohol.

The following 4 questions are used by healthcare providers to screen for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. The questions are collectively called CAGE. The name comes from the first letter of each question's theme.

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