Alcohol Screening and
Brief Intervention Curriculum
Background and Significance
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Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence
ACT Project

Background and Significance

The prevalence of alcohol problems is high in medical settings, in which there is an opportunity to identify alcohol problems and intervene. But physicians receive little effective education regarding alcohol problems and often fail to identify them in practice. Educational efforts about alcohol and health disparities are often separated from more mainstream medical topics and marginalized. Efforts are needed to translate existing research findings into practice. Education with effective, culturally sensitive, integrated, audience-tailored methods and materials is one necessary component for improving routine and universal medical practice in this area.

These integrated curricula, tailored to primary care physicians, address both alcohol problems and health disparities and deliver pragmatic clinical information to increase screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems with attention to health disparities.

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Last updated May 3, 2007
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Curriculum is a product of the
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