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Addiction and Substance Abuse

How can I tell if I might be addicted to alcohol or other drugs?

The CAGE Questions are a tool that people can use to understand whether they might be addicted to alcohol or other drugs. These questions can also be used by someone who is concerned about a friend or family member. Answering yes to even one of the above questions indicates a possible problem with substance abuse or dependency and should lead a person to seek further evaluation and help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Answering yes to even one of the CAGE questions indicates a possible problem with substance abuse or dependency and should lead a person to seek further evaluation and help.

 

For adolescents, please see the CRAFFT Questions.

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Last Reviewed: Jun 04, 2010

Edna M Jones, MD, MRO Edna M Jones, MD, MRO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University