Alcohol Screening and Intervention in EDs Reduces Risky Drinking and Intoxicated Driving

By Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH

A Yale University study compared drinking and intoxicated driving among risky and harmful drinkers patients who received brief intervention and a follow-up phone call, brief intervention without phone follow-up, and usual care. All patients who received brief interventions with or without phone follow-up manifested greater declines in drinking and intoxicated driving. The study, authored by Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS and others, was reported online on March 30 by the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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