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Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices 08/11/15

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...

A Family History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk? 12/17/07

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...

Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention--A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists 12/17/07

This 83-page guide by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) gives marriage and family therapists information and tools to treat individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing or are at risk for alcohol-related problems.

This guide includes the following major sections:

  • An alcohol problems framework
  • The continuum and prevalence of alcohol problems
  • Alcohol problems in the context of the couple and the family
  • Screening...
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...
Clinical Protocols to Reduce High Risk Drinking in College Students: The College Drinking Prevention Curriculum for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

The goal of this 87-page curriculum is to help health professionals and others who work with college students to identify and treat students who are at risk for or have alcohol-related problems. The methods presented are based on science and clinical experience and have been tested and used in a variety of settings. The protocols were specifically designed for busy, high-volume practices.

The curriculum is divided into the following teaching modules:

  • Epidemiology and...
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue 12/17/07

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • ...
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Publications: Screening Tests 12/17/07

These screening instruments can aid clinicians and others in identifying patients with alcohol problems.

The following screening tools are presented:

  • CAGE: Can identify alcohol problems over the lifetime
  • T-ACE: Based on the CAGE, this tool is valuable for identifying a range of use, including lifetime use and prenatal use
  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): Can detect alcohol problems experienced in the last year
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Recovery Month Kit 11/29/07

The Recovery Month Toolkit guides users, such as community leaders and health care providers, through the entire process of planning, launching, and publicizing National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month activities and events.

The three sections of this planning toolkit–media outreach, targeted outreach, and resources–will help the user to:

  • Target key groups to involve
  • Plan events
  • Publicize in the media
  • Provide information
  • Share...
A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention 11/29/07

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...

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