Brief intervention for alcohol related problems is effective. Considering high per capita alcohol consumption, it is
desirable that brief intervention should be practiced not only by health professionals but also by other workers. Feedback
about alcohol related problems, clear advice, motivation enhancement, written texts, active referral, etc. has been
used. Screening and brief interventions were successfully employed in general practice, psychiatry, gynaecology and
obstetrics, at emergency and trauma units, in judiciary system, at schools including colleges and at various workplaces.
alcohol, brief intervention, technique, environments.