Brief Intervention and Social Work: A Primer for Practice and Policy.
Special Issue: The Role of Social Work in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.
Cochran, Gerald. Field, Craig.
Published: May-June 2013
Social Work in Public Health
Vol. 28, No. 3-4 , p. 248-263
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Most individuals in need of help for alcohol use disorders do not receive care. Screening and brief intervention (SBI) is an evidence-based practice for reducing at-risk drinking and alcohol-related risk behaviors. Health care reform sets the stage for a large expansion of SBI to individuals in the United States. Social workers have the opportunity to play an important role in helping establish SBI nationally, but they must become more involved in its delivery, educating new social workers with respect to SBI practice, and taking part in research to expand the field's knowledge of this service. (Author abstract)
Treatment; Therapeutic intervention; Family therapy; Drug therapy; Social workers role