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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) “Inconclusive” verdict on brief alcohol advice for young emergency patients. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (8 June 2016)

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‘Inconclusive’ was the verdict of a review which aimed to assess the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions among patients aged 11 to 21 attending for emergency care in the USA. Most promising targets seem to have been the more heavy or irresponsibly drinking among patients who were young adults rather than adolescents.

Key points from summary and commentary
• The featured review aimed to assess the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions among patients aged 11 to 21 attending for emergency care in the USA.
• Overall the results of the seven studies were inconclusive in respect of whether such interventions have reduced drinking or related consequences.
• Most promising targets seem to have been the more heavy or irresponsibly drinking among patients who were young adults rather than adolescents.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:June 2016
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
Number:8 June 2016
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Targeted prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Emergency care
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Young adult
VA Geographic area > United States

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