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September 16, 2013

NIH recently released a new online training course to help health care professionals conduct an evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention with youth. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the NIH, produced the course jointly with Medscape, a leading provider of online continuing medical education.

The course, which also offers nurses and other health care providers continuing education credits, presents three case scenarios of youth at different levels of risk for alcohol-related harm to illustrate a streamlined, 4-step clinical process outlined in Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide.

The course is available at Exit Disclaimer. Access to the CME course External Web Site Policy requires a username and password, which users can set up for free at

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