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Screening should be part of a routine health examination for all patients (provides a clear template for screening for alcohol use problems in primary care). Begin the screen with quantity-frequency questions: weekly average and daily maximum. Ask the CAGE questions, and proceed to assessment based on the answers given. Also provides template for assessment, intervention, and monitoring alcohol use problems. (From Their Website)
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US Dept of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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This Alcohol Alert explains the components of brief intervention and considers the effectiveness of this approach.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Includes national guidelines for safe and unsafe drinking from a dietary perspective
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US Dept of Agriculture
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Conducted during 2003, this survey of almost 70,000 people in the United States addressed current illegal drug use, alcohol, and tobacco habits. The results were broken down based on a number of factors, including age, gender, race, employment, education, etc. (From Their Website)
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SAMHSA
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A condensed recommendations guide geared toward improving clinical preventive services for adolescents for a broad range of health issues, including alcohol and drug use problems.
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American Medical Association 1999
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Links to information on alcohol-related news, research, and treatment
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National Library of Medicine
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Provides an overview of the different types of research into the genetics of alcoholism
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NIAAA 1992
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Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individual and society. This bulletin from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism discusses this challenge as well as potential interventions that can be made. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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This report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth "... focuses on our current understanding of underage drinking and seeks to prompt action by putting a spotlight on whether the nation is making progress in protecting our children by reducing underage drinking." (From Their Website)
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Camy.org
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"Claims that men binge drink to feel more macho and women drink to feel more equal to men are among the motivations that will be explored at UNC Wilmington to identify, address and change gender-specific attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that contribute to high-risk drinking." (From Their Website)
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Newswise.com
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