Asking “Do you drink alcohol?” is not enough

The American College for Obstetricians and Gynecologists is an organization of over 57,000 obstetricians and gynecologists. In 2011, the College did an extensive assessment of the needs of its membership to address at-risk drinking of all women, not only pregnant women. This new website contains tools that were collected and developed in response to this assessment.

The website is designed to support health care providers in screening and brief intervention and offers a cell phone app, downloadable patient information sheets, current news articles, and treatment referral information. Some examples of tools you can find include:

The website feels a little cluttered (not all the resources are equally good) and not as dynamic and clean as I would like, but it’s great to see the interest in women and alcohol by the College and not just in relation to pregnancy.