Stephen, a 19-year-old college freshman, is brought to the emergency department, diagnosed with alcohol intoxication. Stephen’s roommate reports that he has been concerned about him because he often drinks until he passes out. He is said to miss classes often because he cannot get up in the morning following these binges. The emergency department standard for the assessment of alcohol abuse is the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test). Stephen screens positive for an alcohol problem.
Based on the AUDIT, what behaviors are exhibited by Stephen that would indicate he has a substance abuse disorder?
What are factors that may predispose Stephen to a substance abuse disorder?
What interventions can the nurse provide for Stephen?
DOI is needed
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