NIH guide for screening underage drinkers – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Based on just two questions from a newly released guide, health care professionals could spot children and teenagers at risk for alcohol-related problems.
Faden: The name of the new guide is Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide
Narrator: Dr. Vivian Faden is from the NIH.
Faden: The idea is that we help clinicians overcome the time constraints and other common barriers that keep them from doing as much youth alcohol screening as we would like.
Narrator: Researches know that underage drinking has consequences including academic and social problems, as well as risk for alcohol dependence, and injuries or death. For more on the guide, visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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