Substance misuse, including excessive alcohol use, has a substantial health impact. Patients struggling with this issue often rely on you to offer support and help them find the resources they need.
The AAFP supports office-based treatments, including a framework for identifying and managing substance use disorders. You can find proven strategies to promote behavior change, specifically the use of motivational communication with patients.
AAFP’s resources help you recognize and address alcohol misuse, from prevention and screening to treatment and counseling.