Published in Mental Health Weekly Digest, April 30th, 2007
Doctors have long questioned whether a single, short discussion with patients about their drinking could have significant effects on alcohol-related problems, despite dozens of studies supporting such "brief interventions." However, a new review should lay those doubts to rest.
Results showed that brief interventions reduced alcohol consumption by an average of four drinks per week. The study included 21 randomized controlled trials with 7,286 participants.
"The study confirms that...
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