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Several tools may be used to detect a loss of control of alcohol use. These tools are mostly [[self report study|self report]]s in questionnaire form. Another common theme is a score or tally that sums up the general severity of alcohol use.
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This article addresses assessment issues in the area of alcohol use. For details of the inventories and other tools used please see [[Alcohol use assessment tools‎]]
 
* The [[CAGE questionnaire]], named for its four questions, is one such example that may be used to screen patients quickly in a doctor's office.
 
 
{{Quotation|Two "yes" responses indicate that the respondent should be investigated further.
 
 
The questionnaire asks the following questions:
 
# Have you ever felt you needed to '''C'''ut down on your drinking?
 
# Have people '''A'''nnoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
 
# Have you ever felt '''G'''uilty about drinking?
 
# Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning ('''E'''ye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?<ref>Ewing, John A. “Detecting Alcoholism: The CAGE Questionnaire” ''JAMA'' 252: 1905-1907, 1984</ref><ref>[http://www.lifewisewa.com/pdfs/012695.pdf CAGE Questionnaire] (PDF)</ref>}}
 
 
:The CAGE questionnaire, among others, has been extensively validated for use in identifying alcoholism. It is not valid for diagnosis of other substance use disorders, although somewhat modified versions of the CAGE are frequently implemented for such a purpose.
 
 
* The [[Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire]]<ref>[http://eib.emcdda.eu.int/index.cfm?fuseaction=public.Content&nNodeID=3556&sLanguageISO=EN Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire (SADD)]</ref> is a more sensitive diagnostic test than the CAGE test. It helps distinguish a diagnosis of alcohol dependence from one of heavy alcohol use.
 
 
* The [http://counsellingresource.com/quizzes/alcohol-mast/index.html Michigan Alcohol Screening Test] (MAST)<ref>[http://www.ncadd-sfv.org/symptoms/mast_test.html Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)]</ref> is a screening tool for alcoholism widely used by courts to determine the appropriate sentencing for people convicted of alcohol-related offenses, [[driving under the influence]] being the most common.
 
 
* The [[Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test]] (AUDIT) is a screening questionnaire developed by the [[World Health Organization]]. This test is unique in that it has been validated in six countries and is used internationally<ref>[http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/WHO_MSD_MSB_01.6a.pdf AUDIT: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Care]</ref>. Like the CAGE questionnaire, it uses a simple set of questions - a high score earning a deeper investigation.
 
 
* The [[Paddington Alcohol Test]] (PAT) was designed to screen for alcohol related problems amongst those attending [[Accident and Emergency department]]s. It concords well with the AUDIT questionnaire but is administered in a fifth of the time. {{fact}}
 
 
* A number of free websites provide anonymous self-screening for harmful or hazardous alcohol use, including [http://www.alcoholscreening.org/ AlcoholScreening.org] and [http://www.downyourdrink.org.uk/ Down Your Drink].
 
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This article addresses assessment issues in the area of alcohol use. For details of the inventories and other tools used please see Alcohol use assessment tools‎

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