This TIP, Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice, revises and expands on TIP 28, Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment, and includes discussion of the other medications currently approved for treating alcohol use disorders (AUDs). It provides the basic information, evidence- and consensus-based guidelines, tools, and resources necessary to help health-care practitioners treat patients with AUDs.
This guide will help you conduct fast, effective alcohol screens and interventions with your patients, even during brief, acute care visits. The tools, tips, and resources are designed to help you surmount common obstacles to youth alcohol screening in primary care. Typical barriers include insufficient time, unfamiliarity with screening tools, the need to triage competing problems, and uncertainty about how to manage a positive screen (Van Hook et al., 2007).
This short course is based upon an update presented by the Department of Health and Human Services from it’s National Conference held in 2003. HIPAA went into law in 1996 and has seen few changes or updates since that date.