The Alcohol MOT is designed to support those working in primary care to carry out alcohol brief interventions. There is extensive evidence to show that primary care-based brief interventions are very effective at reducing drinking at both hazardous and harmful levels. The MOT enables patients to work out if they are drinking at hazardous or harmful levels, and is designed so that a practitioner can work through it with a patient, or a patient can work through it alone.
As with most activites, drinking alcohol carries a degree of risk. A set of guidelines, developed by the UK Chief Medical Officers, exists to help people understand the risks alcohol may pose to their health and to help them make decisions in light of the risks. The guidelines can be viewed at www.pha.site/alcohol-CMOs-report