Addressing substance abuse in health care settings

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Feb;30(2):292-302. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00027.x.


This article summarizes the proceedings of a roundtable discussion at the 2005 annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Santa Barbara, California. The chair was William R. Miller. The presentations were as follows: (1) Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Problems, by Allen Zweben; (2) Three Intervention Models and Their Impact on Medical Records, by Denise Ernst; (3) Pharmacotherapies for Managing Alcohol Dependence in Health Care Settings, by Roger D. Weiss; (4) The Trauma Center as an Opportunity, by Carol R. Schermer; (5) Motivational Interviewing by Telephone and Telemedicine, by Catherine Baca; (6) Health Care as a Context for Treating Drug Abuse and Dependence, by Wilson M. Compton; and (7) Interventions for Heavy Drinking in Health Care settings: Barriers and Strategies, by Mark L. Willenbring.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Deterrents / therapeutic use
  • Alcoholism / diagnosis
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology
  • Alcoholism / rehabilitation*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Mass Screening*
  • Motivation
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Alcohol Deterrents