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Friday, December 25, 2009

Efficacy of Physician-delivered Brief Counseling Intervention for Binge Drinkers

Binge drinking is a common pattern of alcohol use in the US. However, no studies have evaluated the effectiveness of brief interventions targeting only binge drinkers.

This study provided evidence that screening and brief counseling delivered by a primary care physician as part of regular health care significantly reduced binge drinking episodes in binge drinkers.

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