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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention, A Guide for Public Health Practitioners . American Public Health Association
An clearly written resource providing tables and comparisons of the different screening tools. Includes tools on assessing a patients willingness and motivation to change.
CDC fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) website.
This website is sponsored by the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention. Provides training & education in diagnosis, treatment and resources related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Alcohol CME Curriculum, Clinical Tools, Inc.
Includes courses on SBI for adolescents, and adults, motivational interviewing, case study. Some are from live presentations Carolinas Conference on Addiction and Recovery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Credits are offered for AACME, NBCC, NYS OASAS, CAADAC, and NASW.
The Nation's Top Strategies to Stop Impaired Drinking , NHTSA
Document identifies 4 -National Highway Traffice Safety Administration (NHTSA) strategies to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes; one of which is increased medical screening and brief intervention of alcohol-abuse problems. Page 6 goes in to further detail about this strategy.
Social Work Curriculum on Alcohol Use Disorders, NIAAA.
This curriculum includes chapters on screening and motivational interviewing for social work professionals.
Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide , NIAAA.
This curriculum includes chapters on screening, motivational interviewing, and patient education for clinicians.
Alcohol Alert - Screening for Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems , NIAAA.
Newsletter update from US Dept. of Health and Human Services, NIH, and NIAA.
Pennsylvania Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT)
Pennsylvania’s Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) web site provides a variety of clinical tools, including some of the curricula noted on this page, for health care professionals doing SBI.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students: A Harm Reduction Approach (BASICS), Western CAPT.
This preventive intervention for college students 18 to 24 years old aims at those who drink alcohol heavily and whose behaviors put them at risk for further problems. (A BASICS Therapist Manual can be ordered for $28 from Guilford Press. Other costs include training, therapist manual, and the staff time to identify and recruit appropriate students and to deliver the intervention.)
AUDIT – Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Care , World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health & Substance Dependence.
This manual, written primarily for health care professionals, describes how to use the AUDIT to identify those with harmful alcohol consumption patterns. Those in other professions who encounter alcohol-related problems may find this manual helpful as well.
Brief Intervention: For Hazardous and Harmful Drinking: A Manual for Use in Primary Care, World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health & Substance Dependence.
This manual describes how to conduct brief interventions for those with alcohol use disorders and those at risk for developing them. While designed primarily for health care professionals, this manual can also be used by others working with people with alcohol related problems.
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