National Study Finds Little Receipt of SBIRT For Young, Risky Drinkers

By Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH

A national study, published in the September 2011 issue of the “Journal of General Internal Medicine,” reported on the proportion of about 4,000 18- to 39-year-old Americans who received medical care and alcohol screening and intervention in the prior year. Of the two-thirds who saw a doctor in the past year, only 14% of risky drinkers received advice to cut down.



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