Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice

Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice

by Mark Galanter, Richard Saitz


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Get a better understanding of what is known and what is not known in this widespread practice

Screening and brief intervention (SBI) has been around for over 40 years and is a widely recognized practice. Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice provides a valuable exploration of the present literature, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening and brief intervention, and methodological challenges in studying these practices. Respected leaders in the field discuss ways to measure the use of screening and brief intervention in practice, the multiple risk factor context in which unhealthy alcohol use occurs, clinician training issues, effective strategies to screen adolescents, which patients are most likely to change from SBI, and what research is needed in the future.

Screening and brief intervention are presently being used in numerous settings such as hospitals, primary care settings, trauma centers, and college health services. Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice examines in detail original research and cutting edge research issues in these settings to provide an important review of what is known and what is not known about the practice. Methodological issues are extensively discussed. This valuable book provides crucial information on the detection of small effects, standards of analysis, reporting, interpretation, the risks of bias, and the need to ensure that results have the potential to be applied in practice. Health professionals and addiction specialists get an important critical re-evaluation of the growing practice and are provided direction for future research.

Other topics in Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice include:

  • results of research on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT)
  • exploration of data assessing the effectiveness of screening and brief alcohol intervention
  • evaluation of clinical alcohol screening with the AUDIT-C
  • cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of SBI in medical settings
  • research into SBIRT for Emergency Departments
  • data on primary care patients with multiple risk factors
  • research on feasibility and efficacy of "no-contact" interventions
  • and more!
Alcohol/Drug Screening and Brief Intervention: Advances in Evidence-Based Practice is essential reading for alcohol and drug researchers, screening and brief intervention program practitioners, physicians, nurses, health promotion advocates, Public Health Practitioners, and the State Departments of Public Health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789037497
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Glendon L. Moriarty, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, where he supervises doctoral level trainees, teaches, and conducts research on psychodynamic psychotherapy and the psychology of religion. Dr. Moriarty is the author of Pastoral Care of Depression: Helping Clients Heal Their Emotional Experience of God. He has published articles, chapters, and presented on the integration of psychology and spirituality, the psychology of religion, and psychology and technology. In addition, he is the founder of the God Image Institute ( the first agency in the country dedicated to helping people change their emotional experience of God. He was awarded multiple times for his contributions, receiving the Leadership Award, Fellowship Award, and being named among the Who's Who of Universities and Colleges. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Louis Hoffman, PhD, is a core faculty member at the Colorado School of Professional Psychology, the Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press, and an adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also co-director of the God Image Institute, co-director of the Depth Psychotherapy Institute, and on the editorial board of PsycCRITIQUES: APA Review of Books. Dr. Hoffman is co-editor of the book Spirituality and Psychological Health. He has also authored and co-authored chapters for a number of books and journal articles on religious and spiritual issues in psychotherapy, existential-humanistic psychology, philosophical and historical issues in psychology, and LGBT issues in mental health.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Screening and Brief Intervention (Richard Saitz)
  • Screening and Brief Intervention Enter Their 5th Decade (Richard Saitz)
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Toward a Public Health Approach to the Management of Substance Abuse ( Thomas F. Babor, Bonnie G. McRee, Patricia A. Kassebaum, Paul L. Grimaldi, Kazi Ahmed, and Jeremy Bray)
  • Methodological Issues in Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Research (Kypros Kypri)
  • Communication During Brief Intervention, Intention to Change, and Outcome (Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Nicolas Bertholet, Gerhard Gmel, and Jacques Gaume)
  • Examining Quality Issues in Alcohol Misuse Screening (Eric J. Hawkins, Daniel R. Kivlahan, Emily C. Williams, Steven M. Wright, Thomas Craig, and Katharine A. Bradley)
  • The Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of Screening and Brief Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Medical Settings (Kevin L. Kraemer)
  • An Evidence Based Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Curriculum for Emergency Department (ED) Providers Improves Skills and Utilization (The Academic Ed SBIRT Research Collaborative)
  • Brief Alcohol Interventions and Multiple Risk Factors in Primary Care (Jennifer S. Funderburk, Stephen A. Maisto, and Dawn Sugarman)
  • Adolescents’ Preference for Substance Abuse Screening in Primary Care Practice (John R. Knight, Sion K. Harris, Lon Sherritt, Shari Van Hook, Nohelani Lawrence, Traci Brooks, Peggy Carey, Robert Kossack, and John Kulig)
  • "No-Contact" Interventions for Unhealthy College Drinking: Efficacy of Alternatives to Person-Delivered Intervention Approaches (Rebecca N. Zisserson, Tibor P. Palfai, and Richard Saitz)
  • Measuring Performance of Brief Alcohol Counseling in Medical Settings: A Review of the Options and Lessons from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System (Katharine A. Bradley, Emily C. Williams, Carol E. Achtmeyer, Eric J. Hawkins, Alex H. S. Harris, Madeleine S. Frey, Thomas Craig, and Daniel J. Kivlahan)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

What People are Saying About This

Eric Goplerud

THIS IS THE RIGHT BOOK, DELIVERED AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME. . . . Thought-provoking. . . . As the challenging, intelligent chapters of this book make clear, SBI is a highly promising technology, poised to enter the medical mainstream. (Eric Goplerud, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, Director, Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, George Washington University Medical Center)

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