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Alcohol screening and brief intervention for adolescents: The how, what and where of reducing alcohol consumption and related harm among young people

Patton, Robert; Deluca, Paolo; Kaner, Eileen; Newbury-Birch, Dorothy; Phillips, Thomas; Drummond, Colin

Authors

Robert Patton

Paolo Deluca

Eileen Kaner

Dorothy Newbury-Birch

Colin Drummond



Abstract

Aim: The aim of the study was to explore the evidence base on alcohol screening and brief intervention for adolescents to determine age appropriate screening tools, effective brief interventions and appropriate locations to undertake these activities. Methods: A review of existing reviews (2003-2013) and a systematic review of recent research not included in earlier reviews. Results: The CRAFFT and AUDIT tools are recommended for identification of 'at risk' adolescents. Motivational interventions delivered over one or more sessions and based in health care or educational settings are effective at reducing levels of consumption and alcohol-related harm. Conclusion: Further research to develop age appropriate screening tools needs to be undertaken. Screening and brief intervention activity should be undertaken in settings where young people are likely to present; further assessment at such venues as paediatric emergency departments, sexual health clinics and youth offending teams should be evaluated. The use of electronic (web/smart-phone based) screening and intervention shows promise and should also be the focus of future research. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Medical Council on Alcohol.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2014
Journal Alcohol and Alcoholism
Print ISSN 0735-0414
Electronic ISSN 1464-3502
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 2
Pages 207-212
APA6 Citation Patton, R., Deluca, P., Kaner, E., Newbury-Birch, D., Phillips, T., & Drummond, C. (2014). Alcohol screening and brief intervention for adolescents: The how, what and where of reducing alcohol consumption and related harm among young people. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 49(2), 207-212. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agt165
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agt165
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article/49/2/207/205548
Copyright Statement © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Medical Council on Alcohol.
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© The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Medical Council on Alcohol.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/), which permits non-commercial reproduction and distribution of the work, in any medium, provided the original work is not altered or transformed in any way, and that the work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com



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