Effectiveness of Electronic Screening and Brief Interventions for Reducing Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Screening and brief interventions (SBI) for harmful use of alcohol are a cost-effective strategy to reduce the risk of alcohol harms and progress to alcohol dependence. They are effective both to the individual and at population level. A seminar on this topic, organized by PAHO on August 13th, presented a state of the art review to date in the area of e-Screening and brief interventions-SBI and discussed how PAHO and Member States could benefit from the knowledge available. Marissa Esser, Alcohol Program from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ORISE Fellow, was the guest speaker for this webinar.