TITLE

Brief interventions for heavy drinkers

AUTHOR(S)
Lock, Catherine A.; Kaner, Eileen E. F. S.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Practice Nurse;7/11/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a guide to practice nurses on using brief interventions to reduce excessive alcohol consumption. Alcohol-related problems can be acute, such as domestic violence and unprotected sex, or chronic, such as liver disease and hypertension. Since the 1980s, brief alcohol interventions have been shown to effectively reduce excessive alcohol consumption in patients in primary care. Screening is necessary to detect risky drinkers whose level of consumption may not be apparent.
ACCESSION #
34894587

 

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