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