Alcohol Brief Intervention Training
Start Date: 11/05/2021
End Date: 18/06/2021
- Alcohol is one of the leading causes of death in people aged under 75 years in Scotland: this includes deaths from cancer, liver disease, stroke and accidents.
- Alcohol is associated with a range of physical and mental health problems, as well as being a factor in a variety of social issues, for example, drink-driving, community problems, fatal fires, violence and crimes.
- Tolerance to alcohol does not protect you from harm.
- Alcohol harm costs Scotland billions of pounds a year in health, social care, crime, productive capacity and wider costs
What is an Alcohol brief Intervention (ABI)?
An ABI is a short, evidence-based, structured, and non-confrontational conversation about alcohol consumption. It seeks to motivate and support a person to think about / and or plan a change in their drinking behaviour in order to reduce their consumption and risk of harm.
Why should I offer an ABI?
Alcohol misuse and, particularly, the pattern and levels of alcohol consumption, can have harmful consequences for individuals, their family and friends as well as wider society and the economy.
Who can offer and ABI?
Anyone who is in contact with people/ clients/staff in the workplace and has identified that alcohol is having a negative impact on that person or the people around them.
What is an Alcohol Brief Intervention (ABI)?
A brief intervention is a short evidence based conversation about alcohol consumption. It seeks to motivate and support someone to consider a change in their alcohol consumption to reduce risk of harm.
Why have ABI conversations?
Alcohol is associated with a range of physical and mental health wellbeing, as well as being a factor in a variety of social issues; for example community problems, drink-driving, fires, violence and crimes.
Evidence suggests that a brief intervention can increase a person’s willingness to change their drinking pattern.
Free 2 hour training via MS Teams to increase participants’ knowledge and confidence to have an ABI conversation
Training Dates 2021