Screening and brief intervention for alcohol use in a custody suite: the shape of things to come?

Barton, Adrian, Squire, Greta and Patterson, Mark (2009) Screening and brief intervention for alcohol use in a custody suite: the shape of things to come? Social Policy and Society, 8 (4). pp. 463-473. ISSN 1474-7464

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Abstract

Irresponsible and excessive consumption of alcohol and the associated problems it carries in its wake have become one of the key concerns for central government both in terms of community safety and public health. In response to the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England (DoH, 2007), the Department of Health (DoH) have announced a series of measures, one of which is to pilot screening and intervention for alcohol use programmes in a variety of locations, of which one is within a probation setting. This paper reports on the findings of a project that pre-empts the DoH initiatives, thus providing the opening comments in what is sure to be a debate about a new strategic and evidence-based approach to dealing with problematic alcohol use. The paper provides data and discussions on the Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) project that screened 3,900 detainees in the Charles Cross custody suite in Plymouth, England during the period March 2007 to March 2008.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © Cambridge University Press 2009
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1017/S1474746409990042
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8757

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