AAFP Releases a Practice Manual for Alcohol Screening and Intervention Program

August 7, 2017 | Physician Practice News

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​Risky alcohol use is among the leading causes of preventable deaths, and related deaths number more than 88,000 each year in the United States, but family physicians and other primary care providers can help facilitate the prevention of morbidity and mortality associated with risky alcohol use through alcohol screenings, behavioral counseling, and brief interventions. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual: An Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program, a manual that can be used a standalone document or as a training supplement for physician office staff.

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