General practitioners are in an excellent position to detect alcohol abuse and to intervene to prevent physical, psychological and social effects. Despite general pessimism about the treatment of alcohol dependence, there is good evidence that clear advice about excessive drinking does have an effect. There are also new drugs on the PBS that have been shown to help some people keep sober.
- Alcohol intake is expressed in terms of ‘standard drinks’. Which of the following are examples of a standard drink?
a. one schooner of full-strength beer
b. 250 mL of wine
c. 120 mL of wine
d. 60 mL of 90-proof spirits
e. one middy of full-strength beer
The multiple choice questions in this quiz may have more than one answer.