Brief alcohol abuse interventions delivered in a hospital are a simple and effective way to help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption.
That's the finding of a study in a large English teaching hospital. Patients who screened positive for alcohol consumption in excess of national recommended limits were randomly assigned to receive:
Compared to the usual care group, the face-to-face self-efficacy enhancement group and the self-help booklet group reported significantly greater reductions in weekly alcohol consumption.
These findings are consistent with other research indicating the effectiveness of brief alcohol abuse interventions delivered in medical and other settings.
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