The chart provides the flow for Decision Making about Treating Drinking Problems
Is drinking a problem?
If No No further response
If Yes Should I address the drinking?
If No Brief Feedback No Further Response
If Yes Should I respond immediately?
Then logic goes to decision point
Acute problem? or Causing family problems? or Impeding progress?
If No Decide when to respond
If Yes Respond immediately
Both Yes and No lead to Should I provide the treatment? Then to decision point
Drinking problems central to family issues and You have some expertise
If No Refer and monitor progress
If Yes You provide treatment for Individual, Adults Only, or Whole Family