As individuals with problematic alcohol consumption are hardly reached by the treatment system, measures of early intervention in the primary health care system are promising. However, counseling strategies such as Motivational Interviewing that have been proven to be effective are rarely conducted. Lack of time is mentioned by physicians as a main barrier for conducting brief interventions. New technologies allow the development of economic and individualized prevention strategies. This paper presents the computerized Expert-test and Guide ["Ratgeber"] for Alcohol use (ExtrA), a prevention program for at-risk drinking. Data on the efficacy of this approach in proactively recruited samples are described and possible conclusions for the usability of new technologies for interventions with a high population impact are presented.
|Translated title of the contribution
|New approaches for the secondary prevention of alcohol-related disorders in general hospital
|Psychosomatik und Konsiliarpsychiatrie
|Number of pages
|Published - 02.2008
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)