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Brief interventions against excessive alcohol consumption 

Brief interventions against excessive alcohol consumption

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Brief interventions against excessive alcohol consumption
Author(s):

Nick Heather

and Eileen Kaner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260702_update_001

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Recommendations on screening and implementation of brief interventions revised to reflect National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.

Updated on 30 Nov 2011. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 May 2017

Treatment and prevention of alcohol-related harm includes attention to the full range of alcohol problems that occur, including hazardous and harmful drinking as well as alcohol dependence. The prevalence of these problems is high, amounting to about one in four of the adult population of the United Kingdom, which is similar to the numbers who smoke....

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