Alcohol Screening and
Brief Intervention Curriculum
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Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence
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Case one:
In case one the physician screens his patient for alcohol abuse using the CAGE questions. Does the physician get accurate information...?
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Case two:
In case two, the physician has screened her patient for alcohol problems, and is now following up by assessing and advising the patient based on a positive screen. What does the physician do well? What might have been done differently?
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Case three:
In case three, a physician assesses her patient for her patientís alcohol problems, and conducts a brief intervention. We hear from the patient his thoughts about his drinking and the advice he received. What strategies helped assure cross-cultural efficacy?

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Case Four
In case four the physician engages in a cross-cultural clinician/patient encounter, which also models the role of the clinician in relapse prevention.
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