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NASW Practice Perspectives: Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)


Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Best Practices for the Prevention and Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment of Risky Drinking in Girls/Women of Childbearing Age


Women are the fastest growing group of alcohol users in the United States.


Women are the fastest growing group of alcohol users in the United States. High-risk drinking among women, defined as more than three drinks a day or more than seven drinks per week, increased by 58 percent over the last 10 years, while alcohol use disorders (AUDs) rose by 84 percent. These significant increases pose serious health consequences for women, who have a more rapid progression to alcohol-related problems and AUDs than men. Women who drink are also at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy, a leading preventable cause of birth defects and lifelong disabilities.


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