Alcohol Screening: Conferences
Alcohol and Other Drug Problems among Hospitalized Trauma Patients
In 2005, the Journal of Trauma published a special issue of proceedings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2003 conference, Alcohol and Other Drug Problems among Hospitalized Trauma Patients: Controlling Complications, Mortality, and Trauma Recidivism. Conference participants included trauma surgeons, advocates, substance-use treatment researchers, and government representatives.
This supplement is an essential resource for clinicians, counselors, and public health professionals on the front lines of trauma care for developing interventions to prevent injury caused by alcohol- and drug-related problems.
The journal supplement:
- Includes papers presented at the conference, detailed summaries of discussion sessions, and recommendations to improve the identification and brief, onsite counseling of trauma center patients with alcohol and drug problems.
- Explains the need for intervention programs and presents the benefits and challenges of incorporating such programs into standard trauma center care.
- Represents the new collaborative relationship between the trauma-care and mental-health communities to prevent injuries related to alcohol and drugs.
- Order a copy of the supplement or view online.
2003 conference co-sponsors:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- Join Together
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration