A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention

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A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention

Description

This pocket guide is condensed from Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide, a 30-page guide prepared by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) . It is organized into the following sections, using flowchart or tabular format:

  • How to screen for heavy drinking
  • How to assess for alcohol use disorders
  • How to conduct a brief intervention (for at-risk drinking and for alcohol use disorders)
  • What’s a standard drink?
  • Drinking patterns
  • Prescribing medications

Developer:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources:

National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: August 2007
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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