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This course is for everybody who needs to use an assessment tool to identify problematic drinking. It is intended for a general audience; you do not have to be a doctor or a nurse to attempt it.

The course will enable you to understand the basic principles of alcohol related harm; to use the AUDIT screening tool and to act on its results; and to have an understanding of how to give brief advice where required.

The course also explores the health, social and legal consequences of drinking alcohol and uses video clips to demonstrate the use of AUDIT and how to conduct a brief intervention.

This course is FREE to all primary healthcare professionals.

Start Alcohol: Identification and Brief Advice

Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: September 2012

Updated & Reviewed: February 2018