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Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions

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Intended for primary care practitioners, this web page features a recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force regarding screening people for unhealthy alcohol use, which ranges from alcohol use at levels sufficient to cause health problems to alcohol use disorder. Based on an evidence review, the task force recommends screening adults and providing brief behavioral counseling to help reduce unhealthy alcohol use.
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)