risky behaviours

Project that looked at those who we have termed ‘risky drinkers’ who are increasing the risk to their future health by their high alcohol consumption.

The report focuses on individual screening for alcohol consumption to identify risky drinkers and the provision of Brief Interventions to tackle this drinking behaviour. The challenges to delivery of this kind of early treatment in GP practices is discussed and recommendations
for implementation of more universal screening and provision of Brief Interventions are made.

The tendency for risky behaviors to co-occur has been well-studied. However, prevention efforts traditionally have taken a targeted approach, seeking to prevent a single risky behavior.

This briefing brings together findings from developmental science and from rigorous program evaluations to identify seven actionable, feasible strategies and relevant programs that have been found to affect two or more risky behaviors.