Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care

  • Richard Saitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Katharine Bradley, Douglas Berger
    Pages 7-27
  3. Hillary Kunins, Chinazo Cunningham
    Pages 29-40
  4. Dylan Brock, Babak Tofighi, Joshua D. Lee, Judd Fastenberg
    Pages 49-61
  5. Darius A. Rastegar
    Pages 63-71
  6. Erik W. Gunderson, Daniel P. Alford
    Pages 93-105
  7. Adam J. Gordon, Joanne M. Gordon, Lauren Matukaitis Broyles
    Pages 107-118
  8. Amy Harrington
    Pages 119-128
  9. Jennifer McNeely, Joshua D Lee, Ellie Grossman
    Pages 129-145
  10. Richard Saitz
    Pages 189-193
  11. Richard D. Blondell, Mohammadreza Azadfard
    Pages 207-219
  12. Daniel P. Alford
    Pages 221-232
  13. Luis T. Sanchez
    Pages 233-240
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 231-231

About this book


While there is a wealth of published information on addiction medicine, the psychological aspects of alcohol abuse, and behavioral medicine with regard to addiction, virtually none of the existing resources were written with the primary care provider in mind.  Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care is a handy reference for primary care clinicians who are confronted by patients with these problems daily, and who wish to successfully address these issues in their practice.  Focusing on the literature and science relevant to practicing providers, this book covers the range of interventions appropriate for this setting.  Topics include assessment, brief counseling interventions, pharmacotherapy, referrals to both specialty care and Alcoholics Anonymous (and other self-help programs), psychiatric comorbidity and other drug use, and other information specific to the needs of the primary care clinician.  The vast majority of people with health risks and consequences related to alcohol use receive little to no attention from healthcare, despite the fact that alcohol is a leading cause of early preventable death.  This book is a guide to identifying and addressing unhealthy alcohol use in hopes of improving the lives of patients.


Addiction Alcohol Alcoholism Internal Medicine Primary Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Saitz
    • 1
  1. 1., Section of General Internal MedicineBoston Medical CenterBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4778-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4779-5
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