Brief interventions for heavy drinkers

Lock, Catherine A.; Kaner, Eileen E. F. S.
July 2008
Practice Nurse;7/11/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
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.


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