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STUDY 2007 HTM file
The impact of screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment on emergency department patients' alcohol use

Just a few minutes with specially hired screening and intervention staff can make a difference to emergency patients' drinking, but in the real world the hospital's own staff will usually do this work. A US study tested this real-world scenario and still found (modest) drinking reductions.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 188Kb
Nurses help prevent hazardous drinking while caring for injured drinkers

This British study found that young men injured after binge drinking respond well to a brief intervention mounted in a hospital clinic dealing with injuries of the kind often related to drinking.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 180Kb
Alcohol counselling: try brief therapy first

This Australian study of a drug and alcohol counselling service extended work on brief alcohol interventions to a non-medical setting, confirming their potential as a first-line response to less severely affected treatment-seeking clients.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 224Kb
Stepped care for drinkers yet to prove itself

The first evaluation of 'stepped care' for heavy drinkers found no added benefit from offering further treatment to those who did not respond to initial therapy, but the study was not a definitive refutation of this cost-saving approach.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 209Kb
Advice and referral curb drinking in alcohol dependent hospital patients

In New York the serendipitous misapplication of a brief intervention to alcohol-dependent general hospital patients raised the possibility that they benefit as much from this as from referral to full-blown treatment.


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