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Friday, January 25, 2013

'Alcohol problems in the criminal justice system' WHO guidance released

The World Health Organization (WHO) have released a document outlining the scale of the link between alcohol and offending, and the missed opportunities to address alcohol misuse within the Criminal Justice System and prisons in particular.

Download 'Alcohol problems in the criminal justice system: an opportunity for
intervention' [pdf]

The document describes an integrated model of care for alcohol problems in prisoners, with elements for best practice. The model starts with assessment of prisoners’ alcohol problems, using a validated screening tool, the WHO Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and calls for interventions tailored to prisoners’ specific needs.  > > > >  Read More