From one to many: the risks of frequent excessive drinking
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.
It also discusses the drivers for and against risky drinking, and the influence that government policy can have on people’s decisions, making comparisons with regulation and policy in other European countries.