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Two Key Questions are Focus of New Teen Alcohol Screener for Pediatricians

(12/7/2011)

By Celia Vimont
December 6, 2011

A new alcohol screening tool that focuses on two key questions is designed to help pediatricians spot children and adolescents at risk for alcohol-related problems. The doctor asks about the patient's own drinking, as well as his or her friends' alcohol use.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide, available from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), walks the doctor through the steps to take when patients say they or their friends drink, and helps them assess the level of risk for current and future alcohol problems.

Read the full Join Together article: http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/alcohol/two-key-questions-are-focus-of-new-teen-alcohol-screener-for-pediatricians?utm_source=Join+Together+Daily&utm_campaign=85cc6931f2-JT_Daily_News_Two_Key_Questions&utm_medium=email


Keywords: two, key questions, focus, teen alcohol screener, pediatricians



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