Alcohol misuse harms individuals and society with massive biopsychosocial and economic consequences: decreased worker productivity, increased unintentional injuries, aggression and violence against others, and child and spouse abuse. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends brief interventions for reducing alcohol misuse by adults, including pregnant women. Systematic methods of screening and delivering brief interventions are needed in health care settings.
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