Alcohol Counseling in Hospital Trauma: Examining Two Brief Interventions
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.
Veach, Laura J.; Moro, Regina R.; Miller, Preston; Reboussin, Beth A.; Ivers, Nathaniel N.; Rogers, Jennifer L.; and O'Brien, Mary Claire. (2018). "Alcohol Counseling in Hospital Trauma: Examining Two Brief Interventions". Journal of Counseling & Development, 96(3), 243-253. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12199