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Managing problem drinking of alcohol – screening and brief intervention

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Raveen Hanwella ,

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
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Varuni de Silva

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

It is important to identify and manage problem drinking as it causes a significant burden of disease. There are simple screening procedures and management techniques which are effective in outpatient settings. All doctors should educate themselves and master these skills.

Key words: drinking problem; alcohol

doi: 10.4038/cmj.v54i2.870

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 54, No. 2, June 2009 pp59-62

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v54i2.870
How to Cite: Hanwella, R. and de Silva, V., 2009. Managing problem drinking of alcohol – screening and brief intervention. Ceylon Medical Journal, 54(2), pp.59–62. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v54i2.870
Published on 24 Jul 2009.
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