If something isn’t done soon, we will face an alcohol-related health disaster of unimaginable proportions. Binge drinking by the young, alcoholism amongst the older population, and more than 10 million people - a third of men and one in five women - drinking above health guidelines, is a major cause for concern.
But you can do something about it. Even if you are not an alcohol specialist, frontline workers in health and social care settings can play a vital role in helping to reduce alcohol consumption overall. This course will increase your awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence in dealing with alcohol-related issues.
This one-day course provides an overview of: the history and pharmacology of alcohol; the nature of its use in the UK today; associated risks and consequences; practical skills to equip non-specialist workers; giving harm reduction advice; and treatment options.
- To examine the nature and extent of alcohol use in the UK today
- To explore the effects, risks and harms associated with alcohol use
- To highlight effective interventions that will encourage people to drink less
- To improve confidence and competence in delivering effective interventions