Emergency Services Available 24/7 Call: (855) 463-3303 request an appointment

Skip 
Navigation Link

Get Help Make A Donation

Addictions

New Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention Manual Developed

HealthDay News

new article illustration

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced the development of a new alcohol screening and brief intervention manual for use in family medicine practices.

To support the efforts of family physicians to help prevent morbidity and mortality associated with risky alcohol use, the AAFP has released a manual addressing alcohol misuse. The manual was supported by funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and created through a partnership between the AAFP and Baylor College of Medicine Practice and Implementation Center.

The manual suggests that family physicians should implement alcohol screening and brief intervention, and guides them through the process. It also addresses barriers to implementation and selection of office champions who can implement the process. Other sections of the manual address how to identify office champions; assess the office's current system for alcohol screening and intervention; define a new system for screening and intervention; and standardize the new screening system.

"It's our hope that through this manual and other training programs planned thorough partnership with the CDC and the AAFP, we can disseminate evidence-based training and knowledge and implement routine screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse in every family practice in the United States," AAFP member Roger Zoorob, M.D., M.P.H., said in an AAFP news release.

More Information

Resources

Contact Us

Clinic Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

By Phone
(907) 463-3303
(855) 463-3303 - Toll Free
(907) 463-6846 - TTY

By Fax
(907) 463-6858

Records Fax
(907) 463-3317

By Email
info@jamhi.org 

By Mail
Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc.
3406 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801

powered by centersite dot net