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An alcohol screening test helps determine if you abuse alcohol or have an alcohol use disorder. Our team of medical professionals uses varied testing to make a determination. Please call our offices to make an appointment for your alcohol screening.

The CAGE Test

One of the oldest and most popular screening tools for alcohol abuse is the CAGE test, which is a short, four-question test that diagnoses alcohol problems over a lifetime.

  • 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 – Eye-opener: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

The T-ACE Test

The T-ACE test has four questions, including three from the CAGE test, but has proven more accurate in diagnosing alcohol problems in both men and women.

  • T – Does it take more than three drinks to make you feel high?
  • A – Have you ever been annoyed by people’s criticism of your drinking?
  • C – Are you trying to cut down on drinking?
  • E – Have you ever used alcohol as an eye opener in the morning?

One of the most accurate tests is the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). It’s accurate up to 94 percent of the time and across ethnic and gender groups.

It has 10 multiple choice questions scored on a point system, and a score over eight indicates an alcohol problem.

The RAPS Test

The Rapid Alcohol Problems Screen (RAPS) asks questions similar to the CAGE test, but from a different perspective. The results are accurate across gender and ethnic groups.

The MAST Test

The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) effectively diagnoses adults and adolescents. It has 22 yes or no questions.

The FAST Test

The FAST test is a four-question quiz designed specifically for patients in urgent care or emergency room situations.

Paddington Alcohol Test

The Paddington Alcohol Test (PAT) is for patients getting treatment for falls and accidents in the emergency room. This three-questions test is easy to score.

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