Answering just one question could uncover your drinking problem

by Thor on Mar. 11th, 2009

Less might be more when it comes to medical professionals uncovering drinking problems in their patients. A new study has come up with a one-question screening mechanism for primary health care providers to ask in assessing if a patient has issues with alcohol. What's the question? Click on the link to find out. Better yet, what's your answer? Do you think one question can be an effective tool in uncovering drinking problems?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

How about "Did your mom drink?"

It looks like consuming alcohol during pregnancy can "give kids a taste for booze." Sort of a funny way to say "predilection for alcoholism," but whatevs. Check out the link.

posted on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 3:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What in the world this is a kids mueseum to learn educational stuff not about achol.
leave us alone.

posted on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 1:18pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

youd think that if your an alcoholic, that you wouldnt keep track...

posted on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 9:28pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

but isnt that a disease? and if so, isnt it like something where if the parent has it, then the child is most likely to get it, if the parent drank allot around them?

posted on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 9:30pm
shaunalynn10's picture

if ur a alcohloic your to drunk to remember

posted on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 3:14pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Just for clarification, this question isn't designed to determine if you're specifically an alcoholic but if you have a drinking problem. There's a subtle difference, but not all binge drinkers are alcoholics and not all alcoholics are binge drinkers. But both behavior patterns can have a lot of negative consequences.

posted on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 3:22pm

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