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Alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care: Which way now?

Deborah Hutchings (Centre for Alcohol & Drug Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne)
Nick Heather (Centre for Alcohol & Drug Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne)
Emma Dallolio (Centre for Alcohol & Drug Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne)
Eileen Kaner (Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
Catherine Lock (Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
Paul Cassidy (Teams Family Practice, Tyne & Wear)

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

Article publication date: 1 December 2001

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Abstract

Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of health and social problems in the UK. Research has shown that alcohol‐related problems are responsive to early identification and brief intervention in primary health care. However, primary health care professionals have generally been reluctant to implement alcohol screening and brief intervention into routine practice. Addressing this issue has been the latest focus of an ongoing World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborative Project. The present study (Phase IV) is concerned with the implementation of screening and brief intervention materials and procedures for widespread and routine use in primary health care.

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Hutchings, D., Heather, N., Dallolio, E., Kaner, E., Lock, C. and Cassidy, P. (2001), "Alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care: Which way now?", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1108/17459265200100014

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