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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan$
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David E. Biegel and Arthur Blum

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.001.0001

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Innovations in Treating Alcohol Problems

Innovations in Treating Alcohol Problems

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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan



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This chapter examines the issues and practices related to the treatment needs of alcohol-abusing populations. Emphasis is placed on the brief intervention model, an approach deemed suitable for large numbers of individuals afflicted with alcohol problems. The rationale for this model along with its task components are presented. The chapter reviews empirical evidence on its effectiveness and provides recommendations for future research. Implications for practice, service delivery, policy, and interdisciplinary education are discussed.

Keywords:   alcohol abuse, alcoholics, brief intervention model, task components, interdisciplinary education

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