Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care
Release Date: May 2013
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
Summary of Recommendations and Evidence
|Adults aged 18 and older|
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen adults aged 18 years or older for alcohol misuse and provide persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse
|Adolescents (under 18 years of age)|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care settings to reduce alcohol misuse in adolescents.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.