Clinician Support and Training

Online training

Helping Patients Who
Drink Too Much

Interactive, engaging activity with four 10-minute, realistic video cases

Patient Education

Clinician Support and Training

The Guide

  • Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide, Updated 2005 Edition [ PDF ]
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  • A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention [ PDF ]
  • Spanish Edition: Ayudando a Pacientes Que Beben en Exceso—Guia Para Profesionales de la Salud [ PDF ]
  • Spanish Edition: Guía De Bolsillo Indagación del Abuso del Alcohol y una Intervención Breve [ PDF ]

Medications update

Online training

This course may be viewed for training, but CME/CE credits are no longer available. Of note, the assessment used in the scenarios is based on DSM-IV criteria, whereas clinicians are encouraged to switch to DSM-5 criteria by October 2014. Nevertheless, viewers who wish to learn strategies for effective clinical interviews and intervention for heavy alcohol use will benefit from watching these engaging, interactive video case scenarios.

Forms for downloading

Screening instrument:

Assessment support materials:

PowerPoint™ slide show

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This 80-slide PowerPoint™ show helps instructors to present the content of the Guide to students and professionals in general medicine and mental health fields. It takes viewers step-by-step through the Guide's process for alcohol screening and brief intervention and showcases the helpful materials in the appendix. To access the slide views without animation, viewers may download a PDF version.

Manuals from Project COMBINE


Although designed with the research community in mind, these manuals hold a wealth of guidance for clinicians in general medical or mental health practices who wish to offer (1) medication management support for patients prescribed a medication for alcohol dependence or (2) state-of-the-art specialized alcohol counseling.

Other publications for professionals


Patient Education

Rethinking Drinking  

Other publications for the public