Brief interventions for heavy alcohol users admitted to general hospital wards

Jean McQueen, Tracey E. Howe, Linda Allan, Diane Mains

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Abstract

Heavy or dangerous patterns of drinking alcohol can lead to accidents, injuries, physical and psychiatric illnesses, frequent sickness, absence from employment and social problems. Long term alcohol consumption has harmful effects on almost all organs of the body, particularly the brain and gastro-intestinal system. Healthcare professionals have the opportunity to ask people about how much alcohol they drink and offer brief interventions to heavy drinkers. These brief interventions involve a time limited intervention focusing on changing behaviour. They range from a single session providing information and advice to one to three sessions of motivational interviewing or skills-based counseling involving feedback and discussion on responsibility and self efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009

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Alcohol Drinking
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Social Problems
Self Efficacy
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Wounds and Injuries
Brain

Keywords

  • hospital wards
  • alcohol use

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Brief interventions for heavy alcohol users admitted to general hospital wards. / McQueen, Jean; Howe, Tracey E.; Allan, Linda; Mains, Diane.

In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, No. 3, 01.07.2009.

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