Development of Alcohol Brief Counseling Comprehensive Implementation Manual

Partnership/Type: Air Force
Status: Completed Project

This project involved the evaluation of ABC practices in order to generate new materials and training modules for the updated version of ABC, ABC 2.0. Materials included an updated manual, interview materials and forms, and implementation measurement materials. Eleven ABC 2.0 training modules were generated. Modules contained information about the Substance Use Assessment Tool (SUAT), the criteria for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition and Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5), diagnoses for substance- and alcohol-use disorders, an overview of the principles needed to use Motivational Interviewing successfully, and guidelines on how to use the ABC 2.0 materials, such as the Alcohol Education Module and the Value Exploration Module.