Title

Alcohol Counseling in Hospital Trauma: Examining Two Brief Interventions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2018

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12199

Abstract

Hospital trauma centers intervene with patients who incur alcohol‐related injuries. This prospective study, using professional counselors and trainees, investigated brief counseling interventions (BCIs). Participants were randomized to either a conventional BCI examining quantity and frequency of drinks or a personalized BCI exploring overintoxication. No statistically significant difference between risky drinkers randomized to either intervention in a hospital trauma center was observed. Findings indicate that a personalized BCI may be an alternative to a quantitative BCI in reducing risky alcohol consumption.

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