Unhealthy alcohol use: What is it? What can and should we be doing about it in primary care settings?.- Screening for unhealthy alcohol use.- Assessment of unhealthy alcohol use in primary care.- Brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use.- Alcohol pharmacotherapies.- Making effective referrals to specialty care.- Making effective referrals to Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.- Management of patients with alcohol dependence in recover: Options for maintenance and anticipating and managing release.- Managing pain in the context of unhealthy alcohol use.- Medical consequences of unhealthy alcohol.- Psychiatric comorbidity.- Other drug use.- To drink or not to drink? "Moderate" alcohol consumption in a clinical context.- Electronic and other self-help materials for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care.- Screening and brief intervention practice systems and implementation.- Confidentiality.- Choices for patients and clinicians: Ethics and legal issues.- Hospital management.- Perioperative management.- Physicians with unhealthy alcohol use.- Appendices.
From the reviews:"This book aims to provide clinicians with a guide to managing alcohol use in the primary care setting. ... this work gives a useful overview of the area ... ." (Dominique Florin, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol. 48 (6), November-December, 2013)