Brief motivational interview and educational brochure in emergency room settings for adolescents and young adults with alcohol related problems: a randomized single blind clinical trial Intervenção motivacional breve e brochura educacional em pronto-socorro para adolescentes e adultos jovens com problemas relacionados ao álcool: um ensaio clínico simples cego randomizado
Maria Luiza Segatto, Solange Andreoni, Rebeca de Souza e Silva, Alessandra Diehl, Ilana Pinsky
Scientifc evidence supports that Emergency Room (ER) is an mportant site for identifying individuals with alcohol related roblems and to initiate an intervention. Adolescents with alcohol related incidents and a positive history of problematic drinking represent a high-risk subgroup which deserves attention.
Adolescents with drinking problems are at greater risk for several complications such as increase in the risk of injuries, violence, school dropout, drunk driving and unprotected sex among other harmful situations. Alcohol consumption may also be related to mood disorder, self harm and suicide. Association between early alcohol abuse and facilitated access to alcohol in this group increases the probability of adopting heavier patterns of alcohol abuse in the adulthood.