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Contolled drinking programme

Based on the highly successful Behavioural Control Training, this course will teach participants how to assist those with moderate alcohol dependency to achieve controlled use. The controlled drinking programme offers a practical alternative for those who may not commit to total abstinence. Rigorous evaluation and long-term follow up studies have found controlled drinking to be effective for over 80% of individuals who enter the programme.

Aims

Course aim:
  • To develop understanding and skills to assist clients with alcohol related problems to achieve moderate drinking

Objectives

Course objectives:
By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to develop skills to:
  • Assess the clients suitability for Behaviour Control Training
  • Establish drinking goals and moderate drinking skills
  • Review and respond to the triggers to over-drinking
  • Provide more in-depth support where underlying problems influence over-drinking
  • Evaluate client progress and the necessity of abstinence where indicated

Agenda



Day One

Time

Programme

Activity

9.30

Introduction and Climate Setting

 

10.00

Controlled Drinking

Factors

Discussing moderations with clients

 

Presentation

Small groups

11.00

Break

 

11.15

Suitability

MAST assessment

ADS assessment

Predictive outcomes

 

Self-Assessment

Large group discussion

1.00

Lunch

 

2.00

Self Monitoring

Setting everyday unit limits

Calculating blood alcohol concentrations

Setting occasional limits

 

Small Groups

Skills work in pairs

3.00

Break

 

3.15

Moderation Skills

Beverages

Time

Settings

 

Skills work in pairs

4.00

Close

 

Day Two

Time

Programme

Activity

9.30

Recap

 

10.00

Affirming Progress

Rewarding gains

Partners in progress

Skills work

11.00

Break

 

11.15

Over-Drinking

Triggers to over-drinking

Responding to triggers

 

Self-assessment

Group discussion

1.00

Lunch

 

2.00

Responding to underlying triggers

Sleep; Relaxation; Depression; Anxiety

Sociability

 

Self-Assessment

Case study

Skills practice

3.00

Break

 

3.15

Abstinence?

Assessing progress

Evaluation of change

 

Pairs

Case study

4.00

Close

 


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