Alcohol Screening for the disease has become a mainstay of today’s preventive health care. Increased screening enables clinicians to step in early to prevent and treat a wide range of public health problems before they become too serious. Deciding whether a particular screen is warranted, choosing the best one for an individual patient, and administering it in a cost-effective way are key issues for clinicians to address.
One drink is a:
For most adults, moderate drinking doesn’t cause any serious health problems. And if you don’t drink at all, there’s no reason to start!
Drinking is a problem when it begins to causes trouble with: your relationships, school or work, or how you think and feel. If you have a drinking problem, it’s important to see a doctor right away. You can improve your health by drinking less or not at all. Use this tool to see if your drinking habits put you at risk.
Drinking only in moderation or not drinking at all can help you:
Don’t drink at all if you:
Use these tips to talk with someone about cutting back or quitting drinking.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010, health care plans must cover screening and counseling for alcohol misuse. Depending on your insurance, you may be able to get these services at no cost to you. So, if you have strong concerns about a loved one’s drinking? Have them consider an Alcohol Screening.