Birmingham Identification and brief advice: alcohol courses


This evidence-based course will help front-line workers from a wide range of settings to identify problem drinkers and make appropriate interventions. Essential training for anyone who might come in to contact with people with alcohol problems in their work.

Verified by the World Health Organisation, identification and brief advice (IBA) is both cost-effective and efficacious in reducing the risks associated with drinking. With appropriate training it can be delivered by mainstream professionals with no alcohol specialism.

There is good evidence that early identification, provision of brief advice and referral to further support where required raises awareness of, and reduces increasing risk and high risk drinking. On average one in eight drinkers who receive this type of support from a healthcare professional will benefit.

Following this training, workers will be able to:

  • Identify people whose behaviour is adversely affected by their alcohol use
  • Raise the issue of their drinking and give basic advice and information and make a referral to a specialist service if required
  • Understand how specialist services operate and be able to support clients who are using them

This course will provide participants with knowledge and understanding specific to the following DANOS units:

  • AA1    Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
  • AA3    Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
  • AB2    Support individuals who are substance users
  • AD1    Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects
  • AH10  Carry out brief interventions with alcohol users


  • When

  • 3 July, 2020 - 28 July, 2020
    9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Where

  • United Kingdom

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