Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) Course

Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) Course

 

Why do this course?

The course will enable you to learn more about alcohol and how it can impact on your client’s wellbeing. It will provide you with a range of tools to talk to your clients about their alcohol use, and where necessary, offer them tips about how to reduce their drinking.

IBA stands for Identification and Brief Advice. It is an evidence based way of helping many of those drinking over  the recommended guidelines to reduce their alcohol intake. It is simple, structured advice which raises awareness around harmful drinking patterns and the associated effects, particularly among increasing and higher risk drinkers.

The training is validated by the World Health Organisation, which show that five minutes of structured, motivational advice is effective in reducing health risks from alcohol in 1 in 8 recipients

 

Who should attend this course?

This training is available to anyone who has face-to-face contact with adults in East Sussex, whether as part of their job or voluntary work.

 

Aims

During the 3 hour training session you will learn more about alcohol and it’s impact, learn how to identify risky drinkers using screening tools, raising concerns and offering brief structured advice and signposting for treatment

 

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • initiate discussions about drinking behaviour and respond to individuals who express concern about their drinking levels
  • Use the AUDIT screening tool to identify those:
    • drinking at levels that incur risk and may respond to brief advice
    • may be dependent drinkers needing referral for specialist help
  • provide accurate information and feedback about the risks associated with current alcohol use
  • check the individual’s understanding of the impact of their drinking behaviour and whether they want to change this behaviour
  • provide a menu of alternative strategies for changing drinking behaviour, including specialist help for those with possible alcohol dependence and/or serious alcohol related problems
  • provide relevant supplementary information material and signpost local specialist services if the individual wishes to seek further help

 

Venue(s) Dates Times
Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings 15th September  2015 9.30 – 12.30
Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings 30th September  2015 9.30 – 12.30
East Sussex Disability Association – Eastbourne 6th October 2015 9.30 – 12.30
Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings 10th November 2015 9.30 – 12.30
Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings 24th November 2015 9.30 – 12.30
East Sussex Disability Association – Eastbourne 25th November 2015 9.30 – 12.30
Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings 2nd December 2015 9.30 – 12.30
Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings 8th  December 2015 9.30 – 12.30

How to Apply

The training can be delivered as a bespoke ‘in-house’ session which is tailored to the specific requirements of a team or organisation, or an individual can book themselves on to one of the pre-arranged training sessions which will be taking place in various locations throughout East Sussex (see above).

Alcohol IBA Training Application Form

Email lynne.varney@action-for-change.org

Telephone Lynne on 01323 433162

Further resources

www.alcohollearningcentre.org.uk

 

Course attendance is free. Non-attendance or cancellation within 5 working days will incur a £50 charge.