Controlled evaluation of a general practice-based brief intervention for excessive drinking.

@article{Richmond1995ControlledEO,
  title={Controlled evaluation of a general practice-based brief intervention for excessive drinking.},
  author={Robyn Richmond and Nick Heather and Alex A. Wodak and Linda Kehoe and I. B. Webster},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1995},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={
          119-32
        }
}
In a controlled evaluation of general practitioner (GP)-based brief intervention, 378 excessive drinkers identified opportunistically by screening in 40 group practices in metropolitan Sydney were assigned to groups receiving: (i) a five-session intervention by the GP (the Alcoholscreen Program); (ii) a single session of 5 minutes' advice by the GP plus a self-help manual (minimal intervention); (iii) an alcohol-related assessment but no intervention; (iv) neither intervention nor assessment… CONTINUE READING

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