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Alcohol harm profiles
Tackling Scotland's Alcohol Problem

Alcohol harm profiles

Problematic alcohol use has been estimated to cost the Scottish economy £3.56 billion each year. The following profiles detail alcohol-related measurable health trends in NHS Scotland Health Boards. Alcohol harm can affect not only individual health but also family life and public safety.

When you click on a Health Board it will expand to reveal key points about harms in that area.

A link to the Health Board's Harm Profile can be found beneath the bullet points.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • 1.1% of people referred are waiting over three weeks between referral to a specialist alcohol service and start of treatment, which meets the Government target. As with the rest of Scotland, there is a lack of information on progress in treatment.
  • The total number of alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) delivered exceeds the Government target. The proportion delivered in primary care (General Practice settings), where the evidence-base is greatest, has room for improvement.
  • Numbers starting treatment have fallen in recent years across Scotland and within NHS Ayrshire & Arran, despite levels of alcohol harm remaining high.

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