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Brief interventions against excessive alcohol consumption 

Brief interventions against excessive alcohol consumption
Brief interventions against excessive alcohol consumption

Nick Heather

and Eileen Kaner


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


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

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date: 19 September 2021

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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