Screening tests to identify problem drinkers
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.
The CAGE test
The simplest is the CAGE test, so named because the first letters of a key word in each question spell "cage."