Alcohol Use Disorders (3) A new HIFA thematic discussion starting 5 February 2024 (2)

10 January, 2024

Dear Neil, Enoch and Colleagues,

I will post news of this thematic discussion in the next few days. [*see note below]

Just to highlight again the utility of Hodges' model in this context (across addictions):

health education - prevention;therapeutic approaches - motivational interviewing ...;physical - cognitive impacts aspects and policy (national - global);forensic psychiatry - addiction - domestic violence - crime;determinants of health -- 'health career' as 'life chancesin-patient - community teams - primary care;medication - prescribing - out of hours;socio-economics of alcohol;demographics - epidemiology...

Hodges' model is *situated*.

In 1987 I visited community alcohol services in Salford, Preston ... for a study (unpublished) we had no provision locally in Chorley, UK.

I have nursed several individuals in the community with Korsakoff's syndrome and in residential - nursing homes.


Peter Jones

Community Mental Health Nurse and Researcher

CMHT, Prescott House, Salford NW England, UK

Blogging at "Welcome to the QUAD"

HIFA profile: Peter Jones is a Community Mental Health Nurse with the NHS in NW England and a a part-time tutor at Bolton University. Peter champions a conceptual framework - Hodges' model - that can be used to facilitate personal and group reflection and holistic / integrated care. A bibliography is provided at the blog 'Welcome to the QUAD' ( h2cmuk AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (NPW): Thanks Peter, I invite others to do the same. You can point people to our news item here: ]