Introduction to working with alcohol use and related experiences


Specialist alcohol support services are changing and people with problematic alcohol use are presenting with more significant issues. In this context, interventions and support increasingly need to be provided by social workers who do not necessarily feel they have sufficient expertise in this area. This session will promote understanding about:

  • Alcohol use and capacity: working with intoxication.
  • Risk and parents who significantly use alcohol.
  • Alcohol use within specific communities: older people; mental health, disabilities, young people.
  • Working within expectations of supporting compulsory treatment and testing.


Dr Wulf Livingston, senior lecturer in social work, Glynd┼Ár University Wrexham

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