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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide

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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioners' Guide


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  • Excerpt for Medscape CME Course:
    6-Page Algorithm (PDF, 1 MB)
  • Pocket Guide (PDF, 2 MB)

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Note about the audience: This guide is for health and mental health care professionals and others who manage the well-being of children and adolescents. It is not intended to be a handout for youth.

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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide (40-page Guide and Pocket Guide set)

A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth (Note: A Pocket Guide comes automatically with each 40-page Guide. The Pocket Guide contains valuable information from the full Guide, in brief, but is not meant to stand on its own. It is best to become familiar with the material in the full Guide and to use the Pocket Guide as a handy reminder. We encourage clinical practices to order full Guides for staff education and extra Pocket Guides for exam rooms.)

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Updated: October 2018