Do you drink beer, wine or liquor? NO -YES
Do you mind spending a few minutes talking about your alcohol use? NO - YES
What are some of the positive things with your use of alcohol?*
What are some of the negative things with your use of alcohol?
Do you see a connection between your ED visit today and your drinking?
Summarize pros and cons then ask
Where does this leave you?*
How ready are you to change your drinking behavior?
*See reverse side for screening tests and assessment and incorporate findings into BNI where appropriate.
*If patient tests positively or has Hx of alcohol problems, assess for safe discharge with appropriate referrals and instructions.