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Friday, January 20, 2012

Conference - "Can Brief Interventions change Scotland's relationship with alcohol? Developing the model for community settings."

Tuesday 27th March 2012, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

A one day conference organised by Edinburgh Cyrenians, in association with Create Consultancy, Comic Relief, INEBRIA and Alcohol Research UK.

Since the Scottish government published Changing Scotland's Relationship with Alcohol in 2008, Scotland has been setting an example worldwide in terms of political commitment and funding for the delivery of alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care. As strategic, multi-agency Alcohol and Drug Partnerships become responsible for continued investment in this approach, interest in whether the model can be successfully replicated across community settings is growing.

The conference will feature international speakers from INEBRIA as well as local academics and practitioners. It will discuss the evidence base for brief interventions in non-healthcare settings and debate whether more evidence is required before introducing the model to diverse settings and client groups. It will ask: should the traditional model of ABI be adapted for community settings? What are the challenges of implementation with vulnerable groups and young people? And how can projects measure the impact of alcohol brief interventions and contribute to the evidence base? > > > > Read More