Quick Assessment Tools

 

 

C-A-G-E Test
for Addiction Assessment

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

THE FOLLOWING TOOL IS MEANT ONLY FOR SCREENING PURPOSES. ANY SCORE THAT INDICATES A POTENTIAL PROBLEM WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL SHOULD BE INTERPRETED AS A CAUSE FOR REFERRAL TO A D&A PROFESSIONAL, NOT AS AN ACTUAL OR DEFINITIVE DIAGNOSIS.

 

C

Have you ever thought you should CUT DOWN your drinking / drug use?

A

Have you ever felt ANNOYED when people commented on your drinking or drug use?

G

Have you ever felt GUILTY or badly about your drinking / drug use?

E

Have you ever had an EYE OPENER in the morning to steady your nerves?

Or... have you ever used drugs in the morning to EASE withdrawal symptoms?

 

SCORE INDICATIONS:

1 75% chance a person MIGHT have an addiction
2 85% chance a person MIGHT have an addiction
3 99% chance a person MIGHT have an addiction
4 100% chance a person MIGHT have an addiction

 

 


 

 

AUDIT Test
for Alcohol Addiction

 (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test)

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

THE FOLLOWING TOOL IS MEANT ONLY FOR SCREENING PURPOSES. ANY SCORE THAT INDICATES A POTENTIAL PROBLEM WITH DRUGS OR ALCOHOL SHOULD BE INTERPRETED AS A CAUSE FOR REFERRAL TO A D&A PROFESSIONAL, NOT AS AN ACTUAL OR DEFINITIVE DIAGNOSIS.

   

1.

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

 

       Never (0)

       Monthly or less (1)

       2-4 times a month (2)

       2-3 times a week (3)

       4 or more times a week (4)

 

2.

How many alcoholic drinks do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?

 

       1 or 2 (0)

       3 or 4 (1)

       5 or 6 (2)

       7-9 (3)

       10 or more (4)

  

3. How often do you have 6 or more drinks on one occasion?

 

       Never (0)

       Less than monthly (1)

       Monthly (2)

       Weekly (3)

       Daily or almost daily (4)

 

4. How often during the past year have you found that you drank more or for a longer time than you intended?

 

       Never (0)

       Less than monthly (1)

       Monthly (2)

       Weekly (3)

       Daily or almost daily (4)

 

5. How often during the past year have you failed to do what was expected of you because of your drinking?

 

       Never (0)

       Less than monthly (1)

       Monthly (2)

       Weekly (3)

       Daily or almost daily (4)

 

6. How often during the past year have you had a drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

 

       Never (0)

       Less than montly (1)

       Monthly (2)

       Weekly (3)

       Daily or almost daily (4)

 

7. How often during the past year have you felt guilty or remorseful after drinking?

 

       Never (0)

       Less than monthly (1)

       Monthly (2)

       Weekly (3)

       Daily or almost daily (4)

 

8. How often during the past year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?

 

       Never (0)

       Less than monthly (1)

       Monthly (2)

       Weekly (3)

       Daily or almost daily (4)

 

9. Have you or anyone else been injured as a result of your drinking?

 

       No (0)

       Yes, but not in the past year (2)

       Yes, during the past year (4)

 

10. Has a relative, friend, doctor, or health care worker been concerned about your drinking, or suggested that you cut down?

 

       No (0)

       Yes, but not in the past year (2)

       Yes, during the past year (4)

 

SCORE INTERPRETATION:

If someone scores 8-10 on this tool it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that he/she be referred to a D&A professional for evaluation and/or treatment.