Identifying a problem is the all-important first step to finding a solution. When denial is present, problems are often left unaddressed and can become unmanageable. Self-assessments can be useful in identifying issues so the individual can get to work on fixing the problem.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism supports the CAGE survey as a useful tool in recognizing alcohol abuse. You can take the CAGE assessment below.
If You or Someone You Know is Struggling with Addiction, please Call:
If you are considering our support ask yourself these questions:
C: Have you ever felt you should CUT down on your drinking?
A: Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your drinking?
G: Have you ever felt bad or GUILTY about your drinking?
E: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (EYE-OPENER)?
If you considered “Yes” as two of your responses, it indicates that further assessment is called for.