Drug Abuse and Addiction Test – Modified CAGE Screen

No (0)

Yes (1)

1. Have you ever thought you should Cut down on your drinking or drug use?

 

 

2. Have you ever felt Annoyed when people have commented on your drinking or drug use?

 

 

3. Have you ever felt Guilty or badly about your drinking or drug use?

 

 

4. Have you ever used drugs or alcohol first thing in the morning to Ease your withdrawal symptoms?

 

 

This is a modified version of the alcohol abuse CAGE test adapted for drug abuse screening.

Your Score:

If you scored 1, there is a 75% chance you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
If you scored 2, there is an 85% chance you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
If you scored 3, there is a 95% chance you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
If you scored 4, there is a 99% chance you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
No single test is completely accurate. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your health.

Reference

  • Brown, R. L., & Rounds, L. A., Conjoint screening questionnaires for alcohol and other drug abuse: criterion validity in a primary care practice. Wis Med J, 1995. 94(3): p. 135-40.

 

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Reference: "I Want to Change My Life" by Dr. S. Melemis.  www.IWantToChangeMyLife.org

Last Modified: September 10, 2018