Abstract

The Blue Light project is Alcohol Concern’s national initiative to develop alternative approaches and care pathways for treatment- resistant drinkers who place a burden on public services.   It is supported by Public Health England and 23 local authorities across the country.  

Drawing on motivational and harm-reduction approaches, this initiative provides specialist and non-specialist workers with tools and pathways to follow which help manage the risks for change-resistant drinkers and directly reduce associated problems such as domestic abuse, fire deaths and health problems.