Alcohol consumption

Innovations

With Support From Collaborative, Primary Care Practices Identify and Address Behavioral Health Issues, Reducing Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, and Depression Symptoms 01/31/13

The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles supports primary care practices in identifying and addressing various behavioral health issues in patients, including drug, alcohol, and...

Rural Practice Redesigns Care Processes To Allow Multidisciplinary Teams To Leverage Electronic Health Record, Leading to Better Screening of Medically Underserved 01/29/13

The Kodiak Area Native Association, a practice based in Kodiak, Alaska, redesigned its care processes in conjunction with adoption of a new electronic health record system, with the goal of...

Hospital Partners With Residential Treatment Facility to Offer Alternative Setting to Intoxicated Patients, Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay 06/30/11

Through the Community Alcohol Program, the University of Louisville Hospital and a residential alcohol treatment center (called The Healing Place) offer a safe, alternate treatment...

QualityTools

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...

Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines 12/17/07

This 11-page brochure for consumers addresses the harmful effects of drinking while taking certain medicines.

This brochure includes the following sections:

  • Did you know
    • Medicines may have many ingredients
    • Some...
How to Cut Down on Your Drinking 12/17/07

This pamphlet provides information on how to reduce alcohol consumption. It addresses the following topics:

  • How to cut down on your drinking
  • Steps to help you cut down on your drinking
    • Write your reasons for cutting...
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...
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...

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