Different methods of early identification of risky drinking: a review of clinical signs.

@article{Reinholdz2011DifferentMO,
  title={Different methods of early identification of risky drinking: a review of clinical signs.},
  author={Hanna K Reinholdz and Preben Bendtsen and Fredrik Spak},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={283-91}
}
AIMS To review the literature on detection of risky drinking to compare early identification based on everyday clinical encounters with systematic screening. We also reviewed specific clinical signs that have been suggested to be used as indicators of risky drinking. METHODS A literature review was performed in PubMed and CINAHL of articles up to November 2010. RESULTS Systematic screening and semi-systematic methods in various forms detected more risky drinkers than non-systematic… CONTINUE READING

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