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Drinking Patterns: Rates and Risks

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Rates and risks of drinking patterns

The following is a guide to determine the chances of having a drinking disorder:

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What Is A Standard Drink?

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NIAAA definition of a standard alcoholic drink

Use the following image to determine the amount of an alcoholic beverage that constitutes a standard drink.

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Printable PDF version of the AUDIT substance abuse screening tool (reprinted with permission from the WHO.) The purpose of AUDIT is to assess hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption within the past year. The target population is adults. It can be administered by patient interview or self report.
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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The Clinical Screening Instrument is meant to be used as an adjunct to the AUDIT. The WHO recommends utilizing this instrument as a follow-up to the AUDIT if a clinician suspects that a patient may not be providing accurate answers to the AUDIT. Its use is also recommended in situations in which it may not be appropriate to administer the AUDIT, such as when a patient is clearly intoxicated.
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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This brief version of the MAST is only 10 questions long and is used to measure alcohol use and abuse.
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Clinical Tools, Inc.
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Printable PDF version of the AUDIT substance abuse screening tool with information on how many points each answer response gets.
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Reprinted with permission from the World Health Organization (WHO)
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This report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth "... focuses on our current understanding of underage drinking and seeks to prompt action by putting a spotlight on whether the nation is making progress in protecting our children by reducing underage drinking." (From Their Website)
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Camy.org
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Cardiomyopathy

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Image of Cardiomyopathy

Image courtesy of Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr. and the CDC 1972

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A condensed recommendations guide geared toward improving clinical preventive services for adolescents for a broad range of health issues, including alcohol and drug use problems.
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American Medical Association 1999
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This Guide is written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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