Alcohol Research

Journal covering alcohol research.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring

Brief Intervention in College Settings
It is well established that college students have high rates of alcohol use and misuse and suffer the negative consequences of this behavior. Research evaluating the results of brief interventions with high-risk college students has shown these approaches...
Legal Barriers to Alcohol Screening in Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers
As described in more detail in the accompanying article by D'Onofrio and Degutis, many patients admitted to emergency departments (EDs) and trauma centers have positive blood alcohol levels at the time of their visit. (For more information on the distinction...
Screening and Brief Intervention in Prenatal Care Settings
Pregnant women continue to drink despite evidence that prenatal alcohol consumption can negatively affect fetal growth and development. Because no universally safe level of prenatal alcohol use has been established, it is beneficial to identify and...
Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care Settings
Primary care practitioners are in a unique position to identify patients with potential alcohol problems and intervene when appropriate. Screening, the process by which practitioners can identify at-risk drinkers, can be followed by one-time or repeated...
Screening and Brief Intervention in the Criminal Justice System
A large proportion of offenders in the criminal justice system have alcohol-related problems. Therefore, it makes sense to implement alcohol screening and brief intervention programs for people in this setting, particularly for impaired driving offenders,...
Screening and Brief Intervention in the Emergency Department
Many patients visiting hospital emergency departments (EDs) or admitted to trauma centers have alcohol problems. Therefore, it is plausible that all ED and trauma patients should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use so that optimal care can be provided...
Screening Tests
Several hundred screening instruments are available today to aid clinicians and others in identifying patients with alcohol problems. Many of these tools are presented in the guide Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers,...
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