TITLE

AN OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY: TRENDS FROM 2001 TO 2003

AUTHOR(S)
Dupre, Matthew E.; Aseltine, Jr., Robert H.; Wallenstein, Gene V.; Jacobs, Douglas G.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2004/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of the National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) and the participation trends for NASD over time. NASD has three primary objectives: to administer free and anonymous alcohol screening, to provide referrals for treatment to those whom the screen identifies as drinking at unhealthy levels and to educate the public on the impact of alcohol on general health. Based on data from the screening forms, the average number of participants screened per site showed a 45% increase. Furthermore, increasing levels of clinician involvement show that the health professionals support NASD, and their participation helps ensure the quality and fidelity of administering the screen.
ACCESSION #
18933439

 

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