“Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide” is designed to help health care professionals quickly identify youth at risk for alcohol-related problems. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) developed the Guide and Pocket Guide in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, a team of underage drinking researchers and clinical specialists, and practicing health care professionals.
More information about this guide was shared during the Brain Research and Underage Screening – Getting Informed and Preparing to Act webinar hosted by The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) in March 2013.
Both Merrill and Tomahawk teens have told us that nurses, doctors or health care professionals are a believable source of information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (2014 Merrill and Tomahawk Student Social Norms survey). By using this tool, health care practitioners can play an important role in helping area youth make healthy choices.
Looking for help with alcohol and other substance use/abuse for Lincoln County residents? The Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition has developed the following guide listing available resources in our area: