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Evidence to Improve Care

Problematic Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder

Care for People 15 Years of Age and Older


The following quality standard addresses care for people with problematic alcohol use or alcohol use disorder.

It applies to all health care settings, including primary care, the emergency department, community mental health and addiction, and correctional settings. This quality standard provides guidance on helping people with problematic alcohol use and alcohol use disorder reduce their consumption or abstain from alcohol, and covers screening, assessment, and treatment options that address people’s needs and preferences.

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