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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Consortium. [Alcohol Learning Centre] (2011) SIPS Screening and intervention programme for sensible drinking. London: Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Consortium.

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URL: https://www.sips.iop.kcl.ac.uk/

The SIPS programme was commissioned by the UK Department of Health to support the National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England and to develop more information about the most effective methods of targeted screening and brief interventions. It aims to test how best to use a variety of models of targeted screening and brief intervention in primary and secondary healthcare settings. This programme has three linked clinical trials designed to provide evidence on the delivery, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a range of alcohol screening and brief intervention approaches across settings and regions in England.

The three settings included in the study consist of:
• Primary care
• Accident and emergency departments
• Criminal justice (probation)

The SIPS Toolkit
SIPS has tested a number of screening tools (M-SASQ, FAST Alcohol Screening Test, and SIPS PAT) and developed specific Intervention and Brief Advice training tools and materials, which you can access. These are currently being disseminated and researched in their practical settings and should be your first port of call.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, Psychosocial treatment method, Screening
Source:Alcohol Learning Centre
Date:2011
Publisher:Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Consortium
Corporate Creators:Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Consortium
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
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Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Problem drugs and alcohol use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for drugs and alcohol use
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Medical screening and diagnostic method
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychosocial screening and diagnostic method
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
HJ Treatment method > Counselling
L Social psychology and related concepts > Lifestyle
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use

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