Alcohol IBA – Identification & Brief Advice Training

Alcohol IBA Training

Alcohol IBA (Identification and Brief Advice) Training

Alcohol IBA (Identification and Brief Advice) has been a central component of alcohol prevention strategies in the UK for many years. Alcohol IBA training can be used by non-specialist workers to identify people who may be at risk because of their drinking.

This half day (or 2 hour) training session will cover a number of key basic facts in order to raise participant’s knowledge of alcohol and to develop participants’ confidence in responding to alcohol related needs.

Target audience:

This course is suitable for frontline staff, such as emergency fire and healthcare providers, who work in busy environments and come in contact with people who may be at risk because of drinking alcohol.

 

Course outline:

  • Identify alcohol use and reasons why people use alcohol

  • Use the unit measuring system / screening tools

  • Health and psychiatric information

  • Structure brief advice sessions with clients

  • Support a client to access appropriate services

Aim:

To raise knowledge of alcohol and to develop participants’ confidence in responding to clients’ alcohol related needs.

 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to;

 

  • Identify alcohol use and reasons why people use alcohol

  • Distinguish between categories of alcohol misuse; hazardous, harmful and dependent drinking

  • List alcohol harms, the short and long term health impact

  • Signpost to local services

Location: 

UK-wide training, delivered at a venue of your choice.

Costs:

£200 – £300 per session, excluding travel and accommodation if needed. This is for a maximum of 20 delegates.

 

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National Occupational Standards: Units covered and supported

AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.

HSC33 Reflect on and develop your own practice (formerly DANOS AC1 )