Early Signs of Alcohol Abuse Using the CAGE Questionnaire
If you suspect a family member may be abusing alcohol, here are some questions to ask them:
Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
One yes answer suggests an alcohol problem. More than one yes means it's highly likely that a problem exists.