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Substance Abuse

Find evidence-based information and recommendations related to Substance Abuse.

RatingResourceYearEvidence Type
Substance Abuse
Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption: Electronic Screening and Brief Interventions (e-SBI). (Community Guide Recommendation).
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2013 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Reviews of evidence regarding interventions to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. (Community Guide Recommendation).
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2012 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendations on dram shop liability and overservice law enforcement initiatives to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2011 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendations on the effectiveness of ignition interlocks for preventing alcohol-impaired driving and alcohol-related crashes. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2011 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Increasing alcohol beverage taxes is recommended to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2010 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendations on maintaining limits on days and hours of sale of alcoholic beverages to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2010 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendations on maintaining limits on days and hours of sale of alcoholic beverages to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2010 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendations for worksite-based interventions to improve workers' health. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2010 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendations for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms by limiting alcohol outlet density. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2009 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of multicomponent programs with community mobilization for reducing alcohol-impaired driving. (Community Guide Recommendation).
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2009 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Enhanced enforcement of laws prohibiting sale of alcohol to minors: systematic review of effectiveness for reducing sales and underage drinking. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2007 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Recommendation for use of mass media campaigns to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2004 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Motor-vehicle occupant injury: strategies for increasing use of child safety seats, increasing use of safety belts, and reducing alcohol-impaired driving. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2001 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Translating evidence into policy: lessons learned from the case of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2001 Systematic Review
Substance Abuse
Reviews of evidence regarding interventions to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2001 Systematic Review
 

The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).

 

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Clinical Recommendations

The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) External Web Site Policy.

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening and behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse by adults, including pregnant women, in primary care settings. Learn more External Web Site Policy

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Consumer Information

The following consumer resources are from healthfinder.gov.

Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

If you choose to drink alcohol, have only a moderate amount. This means no more than 1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men.

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Take steps today to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

Talk to your child about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

Men: Take Charge of Your Health

You can lower your risk of serious health problems by making small changes.

Alcohol Use: Conversation starters

It takes courage to talk to a family member or friend about a drinking problem. Use these tips to help you start the conversation.

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