1st Edition

Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention
Advances in Evidence-Based Practice

ISBN 9780789037497
Published February 29, 2008 by CRC Press
170 Pages

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Book Description

Get a better understanding of what is known and what is not known in this widespread practice

Screening and brief intervention (SBI) has been around for over 40 years and is a widely recognized practice. Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice provides a valuable exploration of the present literature, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening and brief intervention, and methodological challenges in studying these practices. Respected leaders in the field discuss ways to measure the use of screening and brief intervention in practice, the multiple risk factor context in which unhealthy alcohol use occurs, clinician training issues, effective strategies to screen adolescents, which patients are most likely to change from SBI, and what research is needed in the future.

Screening and brief intervention are presently being used in numerous settings such as hospitals, primary care settings, trauma centers, and college health services. Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice examines in detail original research and cutting edge research issues in these settings to provide an important review of what is known and what is not known about the practice. Methodological issues are extensively discussed. This valuable book provides crucial information on the detection of small effects, standards of analysis, reporting, interpretation, the risks of bias, and the need to ensure that results have the potential to be applied in practice. Health professionals and addiction specialists get an important critical re-evaluation of the growing practice and are provided direction for future research.

Other topics in Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice include:

  • results of research on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT)
  • exploration of data assessing the effectiveness of screening and brief alcohol intervention
  • evaluation of clinical alcohol screening with the AUDIT-C
  • cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of SBI in medical settings
  • research into SBIRT for Emergency Departments
  • data on primary care patients with multiple risk factors
  • research on feasibility and efficacy of “no-contact” interventions
  • and more!
Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice is essential reading for alcohol and drug researchers, screening and brief intervention program practitioners, physicians, nurses, health promotion advocates, Public Health Practitioners, and the State Departments of Public Health.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Screening and Brief Intervention (Richard Saitz)
  • Screening and Brief Intervention Enter Their 5th Decade (Richard Saitz)
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Toward a Public Health Approach to the Management of Substance Abuse ( Thomas F. Babor, Bonnie G. McRee, Patricia A. Kassebaum, Paul L. Grimaldi, Kazi Ahmed, and Jeremy Bray)
  • Methodological Issues in Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Research (Kypros Kypri)
  • Communication During Brief Intervention, Intention to Change, and Outcome (Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Nicolas Bertholet, Gerhard Gmel, and Jacques Gaume)
  • Examining Quality Issues in Alcohol Misuse Screening (Eric J. Hawkins, Daniel R. Kivlahan, Emily C. Williams, Steven M. Wright, Thomas Craig, and Katharine A. Bradley)
  • The Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of Screening and Brief Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Medical Settings (Kevin L. Kraemer)
  • An Evidence Based Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Curriculum for Emergency Department (ED) Providers Improves Skills and Utilization (The Academic Ed SBIRT Research Collaborative)
  • Brief Alcohol Interventions and Multiple Risk Factors in Primary Care (Jennifer S. Funderburk, Stephen A. Maisto, and Dawn Sugarman)
  • Adolescents’ Preference for Substance Abuse Screening in Primary Care Practice (John R. Knight, Sion K. Harris, Lon Sherritt, Shari Van Hook, Nohelani Lawrence, Traci Brooks, Peggy Carey, Robert Kossack, and John Kulig)
  • “No-Contact” Interventions for Unhealthy College Drinking: Efficacy of Alternatives to Person-Delivered Intervention Approaches (Rebecca N. Zisserson, Tibor P. Palfai, and Richard Saitz)
  • Measuring Performance of Brief Alcohol Counseling in Medical Settings: A Review of the Options and Lessons from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System (Katharine A. Bradley, Emily C. Williams, Carol E. Achtmeyer, Eric J. Hawkins, Alex H. S. Harris, Madeleine S. Frey, Thomas Craig, and Daniel J. Kivlahan)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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