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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2018) Can drinking be reduced in a single session? London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (18 January 2018) 4 p.

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The featured study investigated the effectiveness of single-session brief alcohol interventions among college students.

Brief interventions were found to be consistently more effective than alternative or no interventions; the largest effects were associated with personalised, interactive, and motivational approaches.

The statistically significant benefits were modest in clinical terms. However, the authors suggest this could nonetheless “interrupt the trajectory from heavy drinking to alcohol use disorder”.

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