Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

A&E counselling 'reduces adolescent violence and alcohol abuse'

  • Comment

Brief counselling for adolescents in emergency departments can reduce peer violence and alcohol misuse, according to a 12 month US study.

Researchers studied 726 patients aged 14 to 18 who visited an emergency department between 12pm and 11pm. Patients were randomised to a control group receiving a brochure, or one of two receiving a 35-minute brief intervention delivered by either a computer or therapist.

Teenagers in the therapist group reported higher reductions in violent incidents and alcohol misuse at follow up than the other groups.

Introducing Nursing Times Learning

Online training units, written and reviewed by experts. Earn two hours’ CPD and a personalised certificate for your portfolio.

Subscribers get five FREE learning units and non-subscribers can access each learning unit for £10 + VAT.

Click on the topics below to get started:

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.