What does alcohol screening involve?
Completing the screening tool is voluntary and only takes a
minute or so. There are four questions, but most people will only
need to answer the first question.
Screening tool Feedback
If you would like feedback on your screening tool you can
arrange time with GCA counsellor who is based in the waiting area
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm or you can discuss results
with your clinician at your consultation.
If hazardous or harmful drinking is identified you will be
offered support in the form of an alcohol brief intervention which
will be delivered by a trained member of staff.
If you prefer you can complete the screening tool in a less
public setting, e.g., at home, this can be done anonymously through
the ALCOLATOR tool attached to this
What is an alcohol brief intervention?
A short structured conversation that aims to motivate and
support someone to reduce their drinking or risk of harm. An
objective approach that is non -judgemental, is
sensitive, emphasising the patients freedom to make choices.
Can I self refer?
Sandyford has a full time alcohol worker who will deliver
alcohol brief interventions at a time that is convenient to you.
Phone 0141 232 8447 .
Alcohol screening and Brief Interventions in young
people at Sandyford services:
The Place clinics (young people up to 17 years ) have introduced
routine alcohol screening using the AUDIT tool (10
questions). To find out more go to infromation click
Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions for Young People
at Sandyford Services.