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Working with change resistant drinkers: Alcohol Concerns Blue Light Project Mike Ward

Working with change resistant drinkers: Alcohol Concerns Blue Light Project

Mike Ward

Published June 23rd 2015
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Kindle Edition
140 pages
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 About the Book 

There was nothing we could do because he did not want to change his drinkingShe was in denial about her alcohol problem94% of dependent drinkers are not in treatment at any one time. This is a large group of needs to ignore and leaves thoseMoreThere was nothing we could do because he did not want to change his drinkingShe was in denial about her alcohol problem94% of dependent drinkers are not in treatment at any one time. This is a large group of needs to ignore and leaves those closest to the drinkers in despair.The Blue Light project is Alcohol Concern’s national initiative to develop alternative approaches and care pathways for treatment resistant drinkers who place a burden on public services. It has challenged the traditional approach by showing that there are positive strategies that can be used with this client group.The project has developed the Blue Light manual which contains:• Tools for understanding why clients may not engage• Risk assessment tools which are appropriate for drinkers• Harm reduction techniques workers can use• Advice on crucial nutritional approaches which can reduce alcohol related harm• Questions to help non-clinicians identify potential serious health problems and deliver enhanced personalised education• Management frameworks• Guidance on legal frameworksAbove all it offers a fundamental positive message that we can do something. We may not always be able to “treat” someone and make them change completely, but we can help them reduce the harm and manage the risk they pose to themselves and others.This book has been included on Kindle at the lowest possible price to make it widely available. A PDF version is available free of charge from the Alcohol Concern website.For more information about the Blue Light project contact [email protected]