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J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011 Jun;18(5):440-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01684.x. Epub 2011 Jan 18.

An evaluation of a screening and brief intervention pilot project for hazardous and harmful drinkers within the accident and emergency department of Manchester Royal Infirmary.

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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Alcohol Team, Stockport, UK.


Hazardous and harmful drinkers make up a significant percentage of A and E attendees, and brief interventions have been shown to reduce harm among this particular group. This paper evaluates a pilot project which introduced a screening and brief intervention programme within the A and E department. This project aimed to screen and offer brief interventions to attendees and to refer on to local alcohol services if required.

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