Alcohol Concern published a briefing report on Wednesday 6th April 2011 that outlines a series of actions A&E departments can perform to provide harm reduction to young people who attend hospital as a result of their drinking.

The report outlines simple steps that A&E departments can take to identify ‘at risk’ young drinkers in order to provide them with access to appropriate early interventions at times when they are more receptive to advice.  Evidence shows this will reduce the risk of future harm; reduce the burden on health services and save money.

To download a copy of the report click here (pdf 222kb).