Posted: 9:04 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
By Katie Leslie
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Worried about your alcohol consumption? DeKalb Medical Center’s Paul Olander points to the CAGE Questionnaire as a widely used alcohol abuse screening tool.
1) Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
2) Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
3) Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
4) Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (Eye opener)?
An answer of one yes or more indicates alcohol abuse issues should be explored.
Source: American Psychiatric Association