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Drugs and Alcohol


If you have ever felt worried about yourself or someone else's use of drugs/alcohol, take this short quiz! It's anonymous and confidential.

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse and Addiction:

While a professional assessment is necessary to accurately diagnose a substance abuse or addiction problem, the CAGE instrument provides a self-administered tool for alcohol and other drug abuse screening in educational and primary care settings. The CAGE is comprised of four questions related to behavior surrounding drinking, not directly to clinical diagnostic issues.

C - Have you ever felt the need to Cut down on your drinking/drug use?

A - Do you get Annoyed at criticism by others about your drinking/drug use?

G - Have you ever felt Guilty about your drinking/drug use or something you have done while drinking or using other drugs?

E - Eye-opener: Have you ever felt the need to get high or have a drink early in the morning?

Two positive answers provide an indication that the person may be at risk for developing a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Feedback about this potential problem can provide valuable information to an individual, especially if that person has a family history of alcoholism or other drug addiction or has other risk factors for his or her own substance abuse problems.

If you are concerned about your answers, or if you have any questions, please contact The Counseling Center for free, private and confidential information at 212.217.4260, or stop by and visit us in A212B.

Adapted from the CAGE Screening Test (Mayfield, McLeod & Hall, 1974).

*For access to 24 hour assistance, treatment referrals, call 1.800.662.4357.
*If the person seeking assistance is looking for treatment information and referrals and does not have health insurance, please call 1.800.522.5353 (NY only).
*For online information: *For online quizzes/self-tests:
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  2. click on "Get help for substance abuse problems."
  3. under "What makes a substance abuse problem?", click on "Try some self-tests to see if drinking is a problem."

For information on 12 step meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous NY AA General Service Office 212.870.3400

Narcotics Anonymous 212.929.7117

Young People's Step Meeting Town & Village Temple 334 East 14 Street @ 1 Avenue Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Young People's Diversity - All Welcome LGBT Village Community Center 272 W 10 St B/T Greenwich & Washington Wednesday, 8:00 PM

Young & Wise AA Meeting Interfaith Yoga Center 25 1st Avenue B/T 1 & 2 Avenues Friday, 8:00 PM

Youth Enjoying Sobriety (YES) AA Meeting Jan Hus Church 351 East 74 Street B/T 1 & 2 Avenues Saturday, 7:00 PM

Learning to Live St. Columba Church 343 West 25 Street B/T 8 & 9 Avenues Monday - Friday 12:00 Noon

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