Navigation Links
Brief intervention helps emergency patients reduce drinking
Date:12/26/2007

Asking emergency department patients about their alcohol use and talking with them about how to reduce harmful drinking patterns is an effective way to lower rates of risky drinking in these patients, according to a nationwide collaborative study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Emergency department patients who underwent a regimen of alcohol screening and brief intervention reported lower rates of risky drinking at three-month follow-up than did those who received only written information about reducing their drinking. A report of the study by the Academic Emergency Department Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Research Collaborative* appears in the December, 2007 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

This encouraging finding raises the prospect of reaching many individuals whose alcohol misuse might otherwise go untreated, says NIAAA Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D.

These new findings underscore the importance of using the American Medical Association health care codes for substance abuse screening and brief intervention, said SAMHSA Administrator Terry Cline, Ph.D.

Codes established by the AMA serve as the most widely accepted classification system for reporting medical procedures and services to public and private health insurance programs. In January, 2008 new codes will allow physicians to report services they provide to screen patients for alcohol problems and to provide a behavioral intervention for high-risk drinking.

Using these new codes will increase the likelihood that an estimated 18.8 million Americans with serious alcohol abuse problems will receive effective intervention services that could possibly save their lives and promote wellbeing,'' adds Dr. Cline.

Previous studies of screening, brief intervention, and referral conducted in primary care and in-patient trauma centers h
'/>"/>

Contact: NIAAA Press Office
301-443-3860
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
2. Briefing on a new Web resource to address global drinking water crisis
3. URAC Releases Issue Briefs Examining Stakeholders Views of Care Coordination Along the Healthcare Continuum
4. Audio Replay: Catholic Charities USAs Briefing on the Inextricable Link Between a Veto of SCHIP and Poverty in America
5. Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Supreme Court in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.
6. Nephrologists summarize new renal research during public policy news briefing at Renal Week
7. Press briefings to address longevity, mobility, brain fitness at GSAs San Francisco meeting
8. National physician organization supports Capps-Rogers Bill at todays congressional briefing
9. News briefs from the November issue of Chest
10. Exelixis Announces December 10 Webcast of Its Analyst and Investor Briefing in Conjunction With The American Society of Hematology 48th Annual Meeting
11. DuPont Group Vice President Briefs Investors on Performance Materials Segment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker ... National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized international ... in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both ... other stakeholders with information, guidance and access to ... and safety of workers in ready-made garment (RMG) ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... "I have difficulty putting in my eye contacts, ... skin around my eyes during the struggle," said an ... a more convenient method of performing this task." , ... easier, more sanitary method of putting in contact lenses. ... saves time and effort, and helps prevent wrinkles around ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- Recent two-generation approaches to reducing poverty that ... attention from researchers, advocates, and foundations. By combining ... to move to jobs that offer a path ... education for children, these programs aim to improve ... to a new report from the National Center ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... News) -- When it comes to firearm deaths, Hawaii ... while the District of Columbia has the highest, according ... from gun-related violence -- including murders, suicides and unintentional ... study revealed. Hawaii,s rate was roughly three per 100,000 ... District of Columbia had the highest rate of gun ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin ... glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. ... Genetics . , Leah Solberg Woods, Ph.D., ... the Children,s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, led the study ... authors of the paper identified a gene called Tpcn2 in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories 2Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories 3Health News:A two generation lens: Current state policies fail to support families with young children 2Health News:U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C. 2
... to allow state health departments to hire an ... the presidents of three national public health organizations ... who were holding a hearing on health reform ... work force, the heads of Partnership for Prevention, ...
... is,pleased to announce the launch of DataBreach(SM), its new ... manage,risk associated with their reliance on information technology systems ... care. , DataBreach(SM) ... theft,that has been plaguing businesses worldwide in the past ...
... CDC researchers say it,s an under-recognized public health problem, ... crashes and falls cause most of the unintentional child ... a new government report shows. , From 2001 to ... a year) were treated at emergency departments for unintentional ...
... Center for Computational Neuroscience at UC San Diego will ... dynamics of subjects engaged in normal activity in ordinary ... a four year, $3.4 million research grant from the ... a concurrent brain and body imaging modality MoBI ("Mobile ...
... CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 10 ThermoGenesis,Corp. (Nasdaq: ... services,that process and store adult stem cells, said today ... point-of-care (POC) products under the,Vantus brand. Unveiling of ... week,s 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of ...
... Attempt to Prevent Complete Vision Loss in Patient , ... 10 NeoVista, Inc., announced today that the ... company,s "compassionate case" waiver to utilize its novel wet ... an advanced form of the disease who did not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Increase Public Health Work Force by 100,000 Employees, Public Health Groups Urge Harkin, Coburn 2Health News:Increase Public Health Work Force by 100,000 Employees, Public Health Groups Urge Harkin, Coburn 3Health News:Markel Corporation Announces New DataBreach(SM) Privacy Liability Coverage 2Health News:Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids 2Health News:Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids 3Health News:ThermoGenesis Introduces New Cell Separation Technology for Veterinary Use at Major Equine Convention 2Health News:ThermoGenesis Introduces New Cell Separation Technology for Veterinary Use at Major Equine Convention 3Health News:ThermoGenesis Introduces New Cell Separation Technology for Veterinary Use at Major Equine Convention 4Health News:FDA Grants NeoVista's Request to Utilize Novel Wet AMD Treatment in Compassionate Case 2Health News:FDA Grants NeoVista's Request to Utilize Novel Wet AMD Treatment in Compassionate Case 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Larry J. Merlo , President ... will speak before the National Press Club in ... recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership ... health. "Dramatic changes in our health care system ... government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has a truly unique ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  Pressure BioSciences, ... announced it has received and approved all parts ... instruments and has begun to manufacture the new ... instrument will be ready for shipment by mid-October ... and released at a rate of about one ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Sept. 19, 2014 ... continues to grow, with the publication of two papers ... Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery ... of both objective and subjective measures of sleep disordered ... therapy for the reduction in obstructive sleep apnea severity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3Pressure BioSciences Announces Completion of the First Phase of Its Commercialization Plan for the Barozyme HT48, the Company's Recently Released High Throughput PCT-based Instrument System 2Pressure BioSciences Announces Completion of the First Phase of Its Commercialization Plan for the Barozyme HT48, the Company's Recently Released High Throughput PCT-based Instrument System 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 2New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 4
... Choices for This Common and Successful Surgery, ... the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. ... wish. Reprinting is allowed for a,fee. Mayo Clinic ... information as your editorial policies permit: Visit, http://www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com ...
... Clinical Lab,Products magazine features Biomoda, Inc. ... its proprietary early lung cancer screening,assay as ... the cancer diagnostic,technology. The August national magazine ... assay,s simplicity that leads to large scale ...
Cached Medicine Technology:September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging 2September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging 3September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging 4Clinical Lab Products Magazine Features Biomoda 2
23 gauge thin wall irrigation. 25 gauge thin wall aspiration. Angled 30 degree shaft 8 mm from tip to bend. Irrigation tip set 0.5 mm behind aspiration tip. Dual hub construction. Polished finish. Ov...
This specially designed 23 gauge spoon-shaped cannula is connected to a balanced salt solution bottle and with a low-flow of fluid, is designed to allow a controlled cleaning of the stromal interface...
... with five legs for extra stability. Adjustable ... vertical travel 6"). 2" ball bearing swivel ... retardant upholstery, available in black vinyl as ... Features a contoured, padded, upholstered backrest, with ...
Anterior Stromal Puncture Cannula, 25 g. For treatment of recurrent corneal erosion. Overall length 24 mm. 5/box....
Medicine Products: