Latest Brief intervention Stories

2014-03-26 10:46:42

Among university students in New Zealand, a web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention program produced a modest reduction in the amount of alcohol consumed per drinking episode but not in the frequency of drinking, overall amount consumed, or in related academic problems, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA. Unhealthy alcohol use is common among young people, including university students. Using an internet site to screening students for unhealthy alcohol use and...

2011-12-15 17:26:37

    Many young adults in the U.S. visit hospital emergency departments (EDs) for alcohol-related problems.     A new study has found that text messaging (TM) can be used to both assess drinking and deliver brief alcohol interventions to young adults discharged from the ED. Each day numerous young adults in the U.S. visit hospital emergency departments (EDs) for alcohol-related problems. This study examined the use of text messaging (TM), both to collect...

2011-04-06 10:13:00

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month; Military Personnel and Their Families Can Participate in the Anonymous Screening at www.DrinkingIQ.org WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you feel guilty after drinking too much? Do you fail to do what is expected of you because of drinking? Do friends suggest your drinking might be a problem? If you answered yes to any of these questions, alcohol may be negatively impacting your life. It might be time to check things...

2009-11-20 12:27:20

    * Researchers comparing the effectiveness of two interventions on driving-while-impaired (DWI) re-offenders with alcohol problems found that one "“ Brief Motivational Interviewing (BMI) "“ was more effective.    * While both interventions led to significant declines in risky drinking, BMI produced significantly more pronounced and longer-lasting reductions in risking drinking compared to the control intervention. Driving while impaired (DWI)...

2009-09-15 06:06:25

Web-based screening and personalized interventions for alcohol use may reduce drinking in undergraduate students, according to a report in the September 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Unhealthy alcohol use is becoming more prevalent among young adults in many countries, according to background information in the article. "Young people at university have a particularly high prevalence of unhealthy alcohol use and have been found to drink more...

2009-07-08 10:59:30

Giving students personalized feedback on their drinking behavior and how it compares to social norms might help to reduce alcohol misuse, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review.A large body of social science research has established that students tend to overestimate the amount of alcohol that their peers consume. This overestimation causes many to have misguided views about whether their own behavior is normal and may contribute to the 1.8 million alcohol related deaths every year. Social...

2009-02-02 15:13:31

Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, U.S. researchers suggest. Scott Walters at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Dallas said the Southern Methodist Alcohol Research Trial found that motivational interviewing with feedback significantly reduced drinking among a group of heavy-drinking college students. The intervention includes a personalized feedback profile and a 45-minute counseling session. The feedback profile, produced by...

2008-10-01 21:00:23

Forty-four percent of U.S. college students do binge drinking -- five or more drinks on the same occasion at least once in the past 30 days, researchers say. Eric Goplerud, director of the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy at the George Washington University in Washington, says binge drinking continues to be the topic of recent media reports and it also draws significant attention to a broader public health problem surrounding alcohol consumption. Goplerud says screening and...

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