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Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendations Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults 18 years or older, including pregnant women, and providing persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 20-year-old male with a history of exercise-induced asthma presents to your office for his yearly physical. He is a student at the local university and is on the university fencing team. When asked about his classwork, he expresses that college is going okay but can be stressful sometimes.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings [Editorials]

We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.


Dec 1, 2017 Issue
Screening Tools for Unhealthy Alcohol Use [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

A single-question alcohol use screen and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test–Consumption (AUDIT-C) can be used to detect unhealthy alcohol use and alcohol use disorder. Their performance is similar between sexes and across races.


Jul 15, 2016 Issue
Pharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the potential benefits and adverse effects of medications used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) in adult outpatients?


Mar 15, 2016 Issue
Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder [Article]

Although excessive alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States, many patients do not receive treatment. Three medications are approved for treating alcohol use disorder, and several other medications may also be helpful for off-label use.


Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 22-year-old man presents for a routine physical examination. While you are taking his history, he states that he “goes out drinking” every weekend with his friends.


Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen adults 18 years or older for alcohol misuse and provide persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse.


Nov 1, 2013 Issue
After Detoxification: Levels of Treatment for Alcohol Dependence [Editorials]

Detoxification is just “the tip of the iceberg,” and the postdischarge treatment program is key in determining whether patients will abstain from alcohol.


Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Outpatient Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome [Article]

Approximately 2% to 9% of patients seen in a family physician’s office have alcohol dependence. These patients are at risk of developing alcohol withdrawal syndrome if they abruptly abstain from alcohol use. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome begins six to 24 hours after the last intake of alcohol, and the...


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