Screening tests to identify problem drinkers

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Several screening tests have been developed to assess whether a person might have a drinking problem. Among these are the CAGE and AUDIT tests, as well as a questionnaire from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). If either of these test results suggests that you have an alcohol problem, contact your doctor, a psychotherapist, a substance abuse rehabilitation program, or a self-help group. 
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