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REVIEW 1999 PDF file 841Kb
How brief can you get?
Three pioneering British studies dating back to the late '70s showed that alcohol problems could be reduced without intensive (and expensive) treatments. The implications were and remain immense, the controversy fierce.
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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