Numerous studies have reported that brief interventions delivered in primary care are effective in reducing excessive drinking. However, much of this work has been criticised for being clinically unrepresentative. This review aimed to assess the effectiveness of brief interventions in primary care and determine if outcomes differ between efficacy and effectiveness trials.
Kaner, E.; Dickinson, H.; Beyer, F.; Pienaar, E.; Schlesinger, C.; Campbell, F.; Saunders, J.; Burnand, B.; Heather, N. The effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions in primary care settings: A systematic review. Drug and Alcohol Review (2009) 28 (3) 301-323.