This course is particularly suitable for staff who have a good understanding of the effects of alcohol and who wish to reduce the rate of hazardous drinking in their clients. This course will develop skills in the best way of raising the issue and how to give accurate, motivating advice on the safer use of alcohol. We will also cover how and when to refer onto other organisations.

This course ensures that participants are able to:

  1. Have an in-depth understanding of alcohol use.
  2. Gain an understanding of ‘readiness for change’.
  3. Have knowledge and skills in screening for alcohol related problems and assessing the need for referral to specialist treatment services.

Format: Taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion

Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided