This guide provides a process and resources to help primary care practice staff plan and implement an alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) to identify and assist patients who may be drinking too much. Alcohol SBI is a clinical preventive service recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for all adult patients. The guide lays out each of the steps required to plan, implement, and continually improve this preventive service as a routine element of standard practice. It...
The Detoxification Center Evaluation checklist can be used to evaluate intoxicated individuals to determine if they need to go to the emergency department or can safely be transported directly to a county detoxification facility.
The checklist is provided in the report linked below and also includes a followup form.
The Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) library provides actionable tools to help home health care professionals implement best practices in their agencies.
Tools in the CHAMP library can be searched by keyword and filtered by topic or type:
- Alcohol & substance misuse
- Behavior change & adherence
- Care coordination
- Chronic pain management
- Clinical coaching
As part of the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the KidsHealth Web site provides parents, kids, and teens with easy-to-understand information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. It also provides families with perspective and advice about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens. Content includes featured articles, questions and answers on hot topics, and interactive quizzes...
The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors
This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.
Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
- Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
- Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
This brochure, for people with a family history of alcoholism, addresses genetic and behavioral factors influencing the risk for alcoholism. The brochure provides the following general guidelines on how to:
- Avoid underage drinking
- Drink moderately as an adult
- Talk to a health care professional
This brochure also includes a list of organizations that can provide help or information about alcohol abuse or alcoholism, as well as a short list of related...
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...
This 28-page guide is designed to assist parents and guardians who want to help their 10- to 14-year-olds avoid alcohol.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- Your young teen’s world
- The bottom line: A strong parent-child relationship
- Talking with your teen about alcohol
- Taking action: Prevention strategies for parents
- Could my child develop a drinking problem?