Inequities in Alcohol Screenings Result in Missed Opportunities for Treatment

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A new study from the Alcohol Research Group (ARG), a program of the Public Health Institute, in collaboration with RTI International shows that some racial and ethnic groups are not receiving adequate screening for alcohol use in clinical settings. Alcohol screening and brief intervention is a service used to identify and help individuals that are drinking beyond recommended limits. The study shows that only 11.8% of respondents aged 18-34 with public insurance were screened by a doctor.