If your use of alcohol is affecting you in the following way, Persistant & Regular Hangovers, Racing Heart, Sweating, Nausea and Dry Retching, it would be advisable to approach your doctor to get some support and advice on your local services that can support you in reducing your alcohol intake to support your health.
Please note : this is general advice, please consult a qualified health professional with any concerns when in doubt.
If you are concerned about someone in your life who is a heavy drinker and you answer this questionnaire on their behalf there is support available to you through Al Anon and other services such as the Family Support Network. If you notice someone becoming immediately unwell, such as having a seizure (rolling on the ground, juddering, shaking, limbs twitching, then phone an ambulance or bring them to an Emergency Department as soon as possible.
CAGE Questionnaire, A Screening Test for Alcohol Dependence
To take the questionnaire, please click the button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you. The questions refer to your feelings and behaviour over your whole life. Carefully read each statement and decide whether your answer is yes or no. Please give the best answer or the answer that is right most of the time.
Please note: This test will only be scored correctly if you answer each one of the questions. Their is no recording of test answers.
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