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Assessment ToolInclude the full name,description of the tool, andwhat the tool measures (i.e.,opioids, process, withdrawal) Tool DescriptionType of tool (paper, pen,structured, unstructured),how it is administered, howmany questions, and generalscoring informationAppropriateness of UseWhen/where the tool isappropriate or inappropriateto use, where the tool willmost likely be used (i.e.,online, in-patient,outpatient, clinic), and whatspecific population the toolis used for (i.e., adolescents,elderly, pregnant.)CAGE QuestionnaireA brief 4 item, widely used questionnaire designed to assess alcohol use. CAGE is acronym for:C=Cut downA=AnnoyedG=GuiltyE=Eye openerPaper and pen or orally administered Takes less than 1minute, Yes or No responseTypically administered by health care professional or clinician and is client’s self- report, scored by testerCAGE Questionnaire-4 questions1. Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking? 2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? 3. Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking? 4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (Eye opener)? Scoring: Item responses on the CAGE are scored as 0 or 1. A higher score is an indication of alcohol problems. A total score of 2 or greater is considered to be clinically ToollTsignificant Ewing, 1984; NIAAA, 2002)Often used in medical settingsSeveral adaptations of tool available for use including computerized and self- administered versions. Free, in public domain and translated into many languagesNot used to assess for drugs but adapted CAGE-AID questionnaire can be used for drug use. Best use is in adult populationsCriticism of the CAGE- not gender-sensitive. Women who are problem drinkers less likely to screen positive than men.

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