To learn more about the signs and symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction talk to a professional trained in diagnosing and treating addiction. At Valley Hope, we’re here to answer your questions in complete confidence 24/7. We can help you find hope.
Are you suspicious that you or someone close to you has a problem with alcohol or drugs? The signs aren’t always as obvious as you might think. How do you know for sure? The medical and counseling staff at Valley Hope can provide a professional diagnosis and, if a problem is discovered, recommendations for treatment. In the meantime, the CAGE questionnaire is a widely accepted self-assessment tool. If you answer “Yes” to just two or more of the following questions, you may have a problem with addiction and should seek the help of a professional.
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The CAGE questionnaire has been extensively validated for use in identifying alcoholism.3 One study determined that CAGE test scores of two or higher had a specificity of 76% with 93% sensitivity for the identification of excessive drinking, and a specificity of 77% with 91% sensitivity for the identification of alcoholism. 4
If the CAGE score suggests alcohol or drug abuse may be a problem for an individual, than a full diagnostic assessment should be completed.
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