1 in 3 adolescents begin drinking by end of 8th grade, says NIAAA
October 25, 2011
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released a guide for healthcare professionals to help identify children and teenagers ages nine to 18 who are at risk for alcohol-related problems, provide brief counseling and refer them to treatment resources if that is indicated.
The details are provided by SAMHSA:
The evidence-based guide, Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide, includes a two-question risk assessment as well as links to resources for motivational interviewing. NIAAA developed the guide and supporting pocket guide in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.