T Tolerance: How many drinks does it take to make you feel high?
A Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
C Have you ever felt you ought to cut down on your drinking?
E Eye opener: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a
The T-ACE, which is based on the CAGE, is valuable for identifying a range of use, including lifetime use and prenatal use, based on the DSM–III–R criteria. A score of 2 or more is considered positive. Affirmative answers to questions A, C, or E = 1 point each. Reporting tolerance to more than two drinks (the T question) = 2 points.