Alcohol and Physical and Mental Health

In South London, 23% of mental health patients have an alcohol dependency, and over 15% of all hospital admissions are alcohol-related. However, most people who consume alcohol at harmful levels are not being detected and getting the treatment they need. Every contact with a patient or service user is an opportunity to explore healthier lifestyle choices around alcohol.

This interactive module will help all health care professionals understand the relationship between alcohol use and both physical and mental health, and improve detection rates and outcomes for people who misuse alcohol. It was created by King’s Health Partners’ Addictions Clinical Academic Group with SLaM Learning Solutions.

Dip in to find out more about any of the topics below, or allow about 1hr 30min to work through the full module for a personalised certificate of completion.

  • Immediate physical effects of alcohol and chronic and acute conditions
  • The relationship between alcohol use and mental health problems
  • Some of the reasons for risky drinking and its impact on society
  • Recognising risky and dependent use and medical emergencies
  • Encouraging behaviour change and harm reduction

Simply click on 'Enrol' to access the resource or click 'View course' if you are returning to view it again.