Docs don’t ask… but we should Ask Everyone!

More confirmation that we should all be more vigilant about asking our patients about alcohol (and other substance!) use and abuse….

From NPR: Drinking Too Much? Don’t Count On Your Doctor To Ask

“Most of the people who have problems with drinking aren’t alcoholics, and having a brief chat with a doctor is often all it takes to prompt excessive drinkers to cut back.

But, it turns out, doctors aren’t bringing the topic up. More than 80 percent of adults say they’ve never discussed…”

Read more at NPR...

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