A.A. FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

As a professional coming into contact with alcoholism you will be well aware of its harmful effects on the individual concerned and those around them, particularly the families.

Welcome to our online information service for Healthcare Professionals.

After smoking, alcoholism kills more people in the UK than any other drug. One adult in 13 is dependant on drink, according to Government statistics.

33,000 people die each year due to alcohol-related incidents or associated health problems.

Alcohol is involved in 15% of road accidents, 26% of drownings, and 36% of deaths in fires.

A quarter of accidents at work are drink-related.

A.A. for Staff in Healthcare

As a professional coming into contact with alcoholism you will be well aware of its harmful effects on the individual concerned and those around them, particularly the families.

A.A. Health Liaison works with hospital and treatment centre staff, perhaps visiting someone whom a member of staff has identified as having an alcohol problem and where the individual has expressed a willingness to be visited. Many hospitals welcome A.A. meetings on their premises, where patients can be introduced to a meeting on site.

AA talks for counsellors, therapists, clinical staff, employers, education and institutions, employers and employees can be arranged on request by contacting our East Sussex Public Information Liaison at pi.esussex@aamail.org

What is the best way to get AA help for a problem

drinker?



By far the best way to get help is to give them the A.A. telephone number
(0800 917 7650) or to call the number while the patient or client is with
you and hand them the phone.

The A.A. telephone helpline is manned by A.A. members with at least one
year’s sobriety who will offer to arrange for a member to contact them to
take them to a local meeting. A similar service is also available by email
by writing to help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk


A set of guidelines and recommendations on engaging and utilizing
Alcoholics Anonymous has been published by Public Health England in
Improving mutual aid engagement


A professional development resource
Access this set of guidelines by clicking here


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