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Substance Use

Data Element

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Single Item Alcohol Screening Question
The NIAAA Single-Item Screener is a single question that may be used to screen men and women (separately) for unhealthy alcohol use. It has been validated in primary care settings; the specific language for men and women appears below.

Men: How many times in the past year have you had five or more drinks in a day?
Women: How many times in the past year have you had four or more drinks in a day?

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