alcohol

Getting into the holiday SBIRT: how do you help patients cut back on drinking?

You met Ivy two years ago. Your clinic had just implemented universal screening for unhealthy alcohol use as per the 2018 USPSTF recommendation using the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) single item screening question “How many times in the past year have you had *** (4 for women, or 5 for men) or more […]

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How do you talk with patients about their substance use?

You log in to Zoom for the morning clinic video visits and meet Zeke, a 28 yo man without much medical history, here to establish care with you. As he’s sharing his daily routine, Zeke says that after work–he’s a 4th grade teacher–he comes home so overwhelmed with what’s going on for his students that

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