Brief Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Implementation Strategies for Primary Care

Module Materials

How can my busy practice implement brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use?

Estimates suggest approximately 25% of primary care patients drink at unhealthy levels, and screening and brief intervention can assist these patients with reducing their alcohol intake. But, how does your busy practice implement brief intervention? This module will describe methods for implementing brief intervention and discuss ways to engage patients in decreasing their alcohol intake.

Objectives:

  • Describe how brief intervention can be effective for decreasing alcohol intake.
  • Discuss the four-step process for a brief negotiated interview.
  • Discuss methods for implementing brief intervention into practice workflow.

Brief Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Implementation Strategies for Primary Care