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According to the Health Survey for England, 1 in 4 adults are drinking above low-risk levels. This can result in or contribute to chronic and acute ill health, alcohol-related accidents and hospital admissions. Evidence has shown that providing simple alcohol advice results in:

• Reductions in weekly drinking by between 13% and 34%, (2.9 to 8.7 fewer units per week) with a significant effect on health risk 

• One in eight adults reducing their drinking to low-risk levels

• Adults being twice as likely to moderate their drinking 6-12 months after intervention

• Reduction from 50 units/week to 42 units/week reduces the relative risk of alcohol-related conditions by some 14% and the absolute risk of lifetime alcohol-related death by some 20%

The overall goal of the Alcohol IBA e-learning programme is to enable the learner to effectively engage with non-dependent alcohol misusing patients, who may not realise they may be taking risks with their health.

Each of the courses aimed at Primary Care, Community Pharmacy and Hospital Settings is split into four e-learning sessions:

1. Alcohol Facts

2. Introducing IBA and Identifying Risky Behaviour

3. Practising IBA and delivering brief advice

4. Assessment

The course aimed at Dental Teams consists of four sessions:

1. Facts about Alcohol

2. Identification and Brief Alcohol Advice (IBA) for Dental Teams

3. Practising AUDIT-C

4. Assessment


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