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  • DCoE Webinar: Psychologist Outlines Steps for Treating Alcohol Misuse

    A clinical psychologist with the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) will examine how a process for screening and brief intervention can help clinicians treat service members who misuse alcohol. The webinar hosted by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) takes place 1-2:30 p.m. (ET), July 23.

    About a third of active-duty service members say they binge drink at least once a month, according to the Department of Defense 2011 Health Related Behavior Survey. That raises concern, particularly since the figure is higher than the civilian estimate of 27 percent. However, many interventions for alcohol use disorders are too intense to deal with occasional misuse.