Providing information about the neurobiology of alcohol use disorders to close the 'referral to treatment gap'

Deborah S. Finnell, Shahrzad Nowzari

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Abstract

Only a small proportion of the 18 million Americans who could benefit from alcohol treatment actually receive it. Disseminating information on the neurobiological base of alcohol disorders may be useful in removing the prevailing barriers to accepting a referral to alcohol treatment. Nurses, guided by a set of clinical strategies known as screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment, can be instrumental in closing this treatment gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Alcohol disorders
  • Brief intervention
  • Health information
  • Neurobiology
  • Referral to treatment
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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