Information sheet 17 - Alcohol Use Disorder

Our latest Information Sheet is a briefing note for GPs and primary care practitioners about Alcohol Use Disorder.

This information sheet aims to:

  • To examine how big a problem alcohol plays in a community’s health
  • To outline the harm caused by alcohol use
  • To explore the presentation of problematic drinking
  • To define levels of problematic alcohol use
  • To outline the vital role a GP can play at all stages of presentation
  • To outline the role played by specialist services
  • To highlight the risk of Alcohol Use Disorder in doctors and signpost to appropriate servicesLike all our Information Sheets this latest document aims to help raise awareness about and improve mental health services across the country.

Download the information sheet here.

Each of our sheets have been developed to provide valuable information, training and support tools on primary care mental health in Wales. Their publication comes under the set objectives of our Gold Standard Project which has set the goal of providing good communication on mental health issues. We have a range of other Information Sheets which are all available to download and view on and from our Information Sheets page.

If you have any questions about Information Sheet 16 or trouble viewing or downloading it please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills via email at or on 029 2050 4516.