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Shand F, Gates J
Department of Health and Ageing Australia
1. describes the most effective ways to screen, assess and respond to risky or dependent drinkers.
2. can help you in making the decision to use a brief intervention or to refer your patients on for more specialised treatment.
3. provides sources of further information about how to use the treatments described.
4. tells you where to find specialist alcohol treatment services.
The booklet is not a treatment manual and does not replace proper training in the techniques described. It is a brief version of the Guidelines for the treatment of alcohol problems, available at: http://www.health.gov.au/pubhlth/publicat/document/alcprobguide.pdf.
The guidelines are based on the best available evidence at the time of publication.
Shand, F. Gates, J. abstract