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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2013

Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Adults

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen adults ages 18 or older for alcohol misuse and provide people engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Substance Abuse
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care recommendation statement [Internet]. 2013 May [cited 2014 Jan 8]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsdrin.htm