TO CONDUCT A BRIEF INTERVENTION
ALCOHOL USE DISORDERS (abuse or dependence)
3 Advise and Assist
your conclusion and recommendation clearly and relate them to medical
concerns or findings.
- Negotiate a drinking goal.
evaluation by an addiction specialist.
- Consider recommending
a mutual help group.
- For patients who have dependence, consider
- the need for medically managed withdrawal
(detoxification) and treat accordingly.
- prescribing a medication
for alcohol dependence for patients who endorse abstinence as a goal.
STEP 4 At
Followup: Continue Support
Document alcohol use and review goals at each visit.|
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