CAGE Alcohol Abuse Screening Tool

Screening Tool,Substance Use
Purpose: The CAGE is an alcohol screening tool used to help discuss a person’s alcohol use/abuse to determine if an alcohol use disorder exists. Description: The CAGE is a 4-question screening tool. CAGE stands for Cut, Annoyed, Guilty, and Eye, based on the responses it can determine if a problem exists. A total of 2 or more positive answers indicates a positive history of alcohol abuse.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.