The CAGE (acronym) is a 4-item questionnaire that can indicate potential problems with alcohol abuse. Please answer yes or no to the following questions:

  Yes No
1. Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking?
2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
3. Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking?
4. Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
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