Services Database Alcohol Risk Reduction (Leicester County & Rutland Area)

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The Alcohol Risk Reduction service forms part of a wider substance misuse early intervention and treatment system. The service is targeted at individuals who may be drinking at levels causing harm and who attend  primary healthcare services (GP practices and community pharmacists). The healthcare professional will identify those drinking at increasing risk and higher risk using the AUDIT-C validated screening tool and provide brief advice. Where appropriate, referral into a specialist treatment service will be made. If there are any concerns regarding eligibility (for example women who are or planning to become pregnant or young people under 18) advice should be sought from the specialist treatment service. The service is available to individuals aged 16 and above who are normally resident within Leicestershire County or Rutland County.

Location of service

Leicestershire & Rutland LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Alcohol screening & brief intervention

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The training requirement for the delivery of the alcohol risk reduction scheme is completion of an alcohol e-learning module:


This service is available in the Leicester County & Rutland area only.