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8th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA) and the Implementing and Sustaining Alcohol and Other Drug Screening and Brief Intervention (AOD-SBI) Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, September 21-23, 2011

Edited by: Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, Boston University, USA (deceased 2022)

In September 2011, the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol (INEBRIA) (now the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs) held its 8th Annual Conference in Boston, MA, USA. The goal of the conference, which was attended by 236 people from 19 countries, was to foster international collaborations between screening and brief intervention (SBI) researchers and to facilitate the development and dissemination of SBI research with a particular focus on implementation and sustainability. Ultimately, new findings on lingering research questions were presented, new collaborations among alcohol SBI researchers were formed, and junior SBI researchers found mentoring opportunities as well as an outlet for their work. The conference was funded in part by grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).*

This thematic series features invited papers from selected conference presentations as well as abstracts presented at the meeting. It is our hope that sharing this information will improve the evidence-based identification and treatment of unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. Future papers may be added to the series from subsequent INEBRIA conferences and other sources, since research on SBI seems unlikely to solve all relevant questions for some time to come. In addition, SBI appears to be key to addressing unhealthy alcohol and other drug use in many settings.

Founded in 2004 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization study, INEBRIA aims to provide global leadership to researchers and practitioners interested in the potential of SBI to reduce alcohol-related harm. That goal has since been expanded to include SBI for other psychoactive substances, although the main emphasis continues to be on reducing alcohol-related problems.

*The content of this thematic series is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIAAA, NIDA, or the National Institutes of Health.

Collection published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice: 28 August 2012
Last updated: 16 January 2013

  1. The study objective was to assess the feasibility of a computerized alcohol-screening interview (CASI) program to identify at-risk alcohol users among adult emergency department (ED) patients. The study aimed ...

    Authors: Mary K Murphy, Polly E Bijur, David Rosenbloom, Steven L Bernstein and E John Gallagher
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2013 8:2
  2. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can result in a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Risky drinking among Russian women constitutes a significant risk for...

    Authors: Tatiana Balachova, Barbara L Bonner, Mark Chaffin, Galina Isurina, Vladimir Shapkaitz, Larissa Tsvetkova, Elena Volkova, Irina Grandilevskaya, Larissa Skitnevskaya and Nicholas Knowlton
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2013 8:1
  3. Research indicates that brief motivational interventions are efficacious treatments for hazardous drinking. Little is known, however, about the psychological processes that may moderate intervention success. B...

    Authors: Brian D Ostafin and Tibor P Palfai
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:25
  4. Although brief intervention (BI) for alcohol and other drug problems has been associated with subsequent decreased levels of self-reported substance use, there is little information in the extant literature as...

    Authors: Antoinette Krupski, Jeanne M Sears, Jutta M Joesch, Sharon Estee, Lijian He, Alice Huber, Chris Dunn, Peter Roy-Byrne and Richard Ries
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:24
  5. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that web-based personalized feedback interventions can reduce the amount of alcohol consumed in problem drinking college students. This study sought to evaluate w...

    Authors: John A Cunningham, Christian S Hendershot, Michelle Murphy and Clayton Neighbors
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:21
  6. Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) are at increased risk for alcohol misuse, and innovative methods are needed to improve their access to alcohol screening and brief i...

    Authors: Gwen T Lapham, Eric J Hawkins, Laura J Chavez, Carol E Achtmeyer, Emily C Williams, Rachel M Thomas, Evette J Ludman, Kypros Kypri, Stephen C Hunt and Katharine A Bradley
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:17
  7. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approaches to reducing hazardous alcohol and illicit drug use have been assessed in a variety of health care settings, including primary care, t...

    Authors: Dennis M Donovan, Michael P Bogenschutz, Harold Perl, Alyssa Forcehimes, Bryon Adinoff, Raul Mandler, Neal Oden and Robrina Walker
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:16
  8. This paper used data from a study of pediatric primary care provider (PCP) screening practices to examine barriers to and facilitators of adolescent alcohol and other drug (AOD) screening in pediatric primary ...

    Authors: Stacy Sterling, Andrea H Kline-Simon, Charles Wibbelsman, Anna Wong and Constance Weisner
    Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2012 7:13