STAD has been mandated by The Public Health Authority to spread and develop awareness of techniques in working with alcohol abuse in primary care units by training all personnel in the dangers of alcohol. STAD was, from 2006-2010, part of the National Risk Drinking Project, led by the Public Health Institute, whose mission was to implement alcohol prevention work in various sectors including primary care.

Education and Training

STAD’s free courses are offered to all health care centers, wards and general practitioner surgeries within Stockholm County Council. The program includes a review of validated tools for screening and brief counseling and an introduction to motivational interviewing techniques (MI). Also included in the lectures are: alcohol facts, epidemiology, risk consumption among the elderly, the difference between hazardous use, abuse and dependence, as well as information about drug treatment.

Practical guidance and support to staff is also offered after the courses if the need or interest arises.

For further information please mail our project leader Unda Lönnqvist or call 070-484 25 82.