Provider: Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force
Address: Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway
Contact: Western Regional Drugs Task Force
Telephone: 091 480056
SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017) is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug use. A brief intervention for alcohol use is a short, helpful conversation that focuses on assessing, and if necessary, assists a person to consider and alter their alcohol consumption. Brief interventions have shown to be effective in initiating change in alcohol consumption for people with mild to moderate alcohol-related problems and in helping people with more significant difficulties to access specialised alcohol treatment services. The SAOR model can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and either engage in a brief intervention or refer to specialist services if necessary.
SAOR training is delivered in a 90 minute eLearning module followed by 2 half day skills based workshops delivered live online.
The Course includes:
Staff who have occasion to ask people about their alcohol use. This could include workers from social care, family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, education, housing support and general health care services.
This training is for those with an interest in SAOR.
See the WRDATF website for more information and booking form (see training calendar) https://www.wrdatf.ie/training.php
The WRDATF have a panel of SAOR trainers in the Western Region and trainers will vary depending on availablitly.