Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions
Release Date: November 2018
|Adults 18 years or older, including pregnant women|
The USPSTF recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults 18 years or older, including pregnant women, and providing persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use.
|Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening and brief behavioral counseling interventions for alcohol use in primary care settings in adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.
See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. November 2018.