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).
The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) .
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.
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The following consumer resources are from the Quick Guide to Healthy Living at healthfinder.gov.
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.
Take steps today to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Talk to your child about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.
You can lower your risk of serious health problems by making small changes.
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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