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Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide, 2005 Edition 12/17/07

This 40-page guide, written for primary care and mental health clinicians, provides information for incorporating alcohol screening and intervention into clinical practice. The guide addresses two methods for screening: a single question (about heavy drinking days) to be used during a clinical interview and a written self-report instrument.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • What’s the same, what’s new in the 2005 update
  • Before you begin...
Tobacco Cessation Counseling: A Protocol for Practicing Pharmacists 12/17/07

This slide show is a cessation intervention course which pharmacists and clinicians can take and earn free continuing education credit.

The objectives of this course are:

  • Describe a new, redefined role for the pharmacist in the tobacco cessation process, positioning them as the initiator of the quit not solely as the provider of services.
  • Summarize how the pharmacist can serve as a motivator and educator for cessation.
  • Explain the importance of pharmacists...
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What is alcohol misuse?
  • How effective are screening and counseling for alcohol misuse in the primary care setting?
  • What are effective screening and counseling interventions?
  • How can...
How To Quit Using Tobacco 12/17/07

This brochure provides advice to help consumers quit using tobacco.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • A new approach to life
  • Coping with nicotine withdrawal
  • Medications that can help
    • Nicotine patch
    • Nicotine gum
    • Nicotine inhaler
    • Nicotine nasal spray
    • Buproprion (Zyban)
  • You are ready to quit
  • How do I begin?
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit 12/17/07

The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • User’s Guide
    • Selected articles
  • Information
    • For consumers
    • For families and other...
Thinking About Quitting Tobacco? 12/17/07

This brochure provides information for consumers about the importance of quitting tobacco.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Compulsion or addiction?
  • Facts on tobacco use
    • Individual implications
    • Family, friends, and coworkers
    • Society
  • Facts on cessation
    • Long-term benefits
    • Immediate physical changes
  • Weight gain myths debunked
  • Smoking is expensive: Daily and yearly tobacco...
As You Age...A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol 12/17/07

This five-page guide for older adults provides information on how to avoid medication and alcohol misuse.

This guide includes the following sections:

  • Take steps on your own
  • Signals that may indicate an alcohol- or medication-related problem
  • Talk to someone you trust
  • Share the right information with your health care professional
  • List your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as your dietary supplements and herbal preparations...
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Educators 12/17/07

This Guide to Action for Educators highlights key issues related to underage drinking found in the complete Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. It was developed to provide educators and other school personnel with a guide to take action against underage drinking.

What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking 12/17/07

This guide for parents contains highlights from the report A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges . It can help parents choose a college for their son or daughter, better understand campus culture, and get help for a student with an alcohol-related problem.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • A snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking consequences
  • Parents: A primary influence
    • Parents of a high school...
Community How To Guides on Underage Drinking Prevention 12/17/07

These Community How To Guides address fundamental components of planning and implementing a comprehensive underage drinking prevention program. The guides are designed to be brief, easy to read, and easy to use.

Each guide contains a resource section to assist readers in obtaining additional and detailed information about the topics covered in that guide. The appendices include useful tools for each topic area to help communities jump-start their planning...

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