It takes multiple sessions to shift risky-drinking of hospital inpatients

A review of studies of interventions for heavy drinkers among general hospital inpatients concluded that multi-session brief interventions could reduce drinking, while no effect was found for single interventions.  “Could” is an important qualifier: it remains unclear why, although they sometimes, brief interventions still often fail to produce significant effects. [Read more…]
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