Provide Patient Education and Resources

Patient education materials help reinforce and expand upon the information discussed during the brief intervention. Provide verbal education supported by printed or online educational materials and also give information on community resources.

(Babor & Higgins-Biddle, 2001; CSAT & SAMHSA, 1997)

Practice Tip

Consider your patient's health literacy level -- it is not necessarily based on race, gender, education level, or socioeconomic status. A high income, middle-aged, aeronautical engineer may not have any better understanding of alcohol's effect on sleep or the liver than you have of space shuttle electrotechnology.

View ReferencesHide References
Babor TF, Higgins-Biddle JC. Brief Intervention for Hazardous and Harmful Drinking: A Manual for Use in Primary Care . World Health Organization. 2001. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/who_msd_msb_01.6b.pdf
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). TIP 24: A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians. Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. 1997. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64827/ Accessed on: 2010-06-15.
Babor TF, Higgins-Biddle JC. Brief Intervention for Hazardous and Harmful Drinking: A Manual for Use in Primary Care . World Health Organization. 2001. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/who_msd_msb_01.6b.pdf
Rubio G, Jiménez-Arriero MA, Martínez I, Ponce G, Palomo T. Efficacy of physician-delivered brief counseling intervention for binge drinkers. Department of Psychiatry, Complutense University of Madrid, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain, Am J Med. 2010; 123(1): 72-8. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20102995 Accessed on: 2013-10-24.
Rosengren D, Wagner CC. Motivational interviewing: shall we dance? . In: Coombs R, ed. Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practitioner's Handbook. Sage Publications. 2001. Available at: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/addiction-recovery-tools/book9537 Accessed on: 2015-11-11.
Emmons K, Rollnick S. Motivational interviewing in health care settings: Opportunities and limitations. Am J Prev Med. 2001; 20(1): 68-74. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11137778 Accessed on: 2013-10-24.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems: A Health Practitioners Guide. Bethesda, Md. 2003.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide. Bethesda, Md. 2005 (Updated 2007). Available at: https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Practitioner/CliniciansGuide2005/guide.pdf Accessed on: 2013-10-24.
Trachtenberg AI, Fleming MF. Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug Abuse in Family Practice. American Family Physician monograph. National Institute on Drug Abuse. American Academy of Family Physicians. 1994. Available at: http://archives.drugabuse.gov/diagnosis-treatment/diagnosis3.html
D'Amico EJ, Paddock SM, Burnam A, Kung FY. Identification of and guidance for problem drinking by general medical providers: results from a national survey. Medical Care. 2005; 43(3): 229-236. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15725979 Accessed on: 2013-10-24.
Roche AM, Freeman T. Brief interventions: good in theory but weak in practice. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2004; 23(1): 11-18. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14965883 Accessed on: 2013-10-24.

Pages

Subscribe to SBIRT Training RSS