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Implications for practice and research
While alcohol problems are common in primary healthcare settings, and clinicians are well placed to identify and manage such problems, routine screening and identification is not the norm.
Simple and efficient screening approaches may solve one potential barrier to the implementation of alcohol brief interventions, but other factors may also need to be addressed.
Further research needs to clarify if such an approach is effective in increasing efficient screening and implementation of indicated …
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