The Alcohol Reduction Programme seeks to support service users presenting with problematic alcohol use in reducing harm associated with alcohol use, safely managing their alcohol use or becoming alcohol free, according to the service user’s personal goals.

The Alcohol Reduction programme includes sessions on co-dependency, individual safety plans, alcohol refusal skills, coping with cravings, problem solving skills, decision making, managing relapse, identifying goals and a personal action plan.

The programme runs Monday & Friday mornings for 3hrs per session with both males and females are encouraged to attend.  The Alcohol Reduction Programme has provided 3 x 10-Weekly sessions of programmes and 36 service users completed this programme in ‘2015.

The Alcohol Reduction Programme is a ten week programme for people who wish to reduce or abstain from alcohol in a group setting.

It aims to:

  1. Provide quality services in response to the unique needs of individuals affected by alcohol misuse.
  2. Empower, support and encourage change within a group setting.
  3. Assist each person to recognise their individuality and potential

The alcohol programme take referrals from local GP’s, Social Care in St. James Hospital and through self-referrals.

Reduce the use is one of the Modules within the Alcohol Reduction Programme:

  • The role of thoughts and beliefs
  • Changing our thoughts
  • Identifying goals
  • Personal action plan
  • Refusal skills
  • Cravings and social support systems
  • Relapse prevention
  • Safe plans, drink and cravings diaries were distributed and discussed at each session