Patient Info - Alcohol Misuse

What to do about alcohol misuse


Cork Emergency Departments
Liaison Mental Health Service


Why read this?

Service options

  1. Assessment in CUH today by a nurse who specialises in helping people who drink in a way that is harmful to their health
  2. Assessment as an outpatient in an alcohol treatment service near where you live
  3. Attending a residential alcohol treatment centre
  4. You would like more information but do not want to attend an alcohol treatment service
  5. Your relative / carer would like further information

For more information about these options, please read on.

Option 1

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Assessment in CUH today by a nurse who specialises in helping people who drink in a way that is harmful to their health.

Your nurse/doctor will arrange this for you. The Liaison Mental Health Nurse will carry out an assessment that will take about half an hour. The outcome of this will be:
In most cases

  • Giving you practical help, information and advice.
  • Referring you local voluntary services
  • Giving support and advice to you and if you wish, your carers.

In some cases

  • Referring you onto the local Addiction Treatment centre
  • Help you access a suitable residential service.

Option 2

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Assessment as an outpatient in an alcohol treatment service near where you live. These services prefer if you contact them yourself. Here are the contact details:

Option 3

Attending a residential alcohol treatment centre. You will contact these services yourself and you may also need a letter from your doctor. Here are the contact details:

Option 4

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You would like more information but do not want to attend an alcohol treatment service. Your nurse/doctor will be able to give you feedback about the effects of your drinking on your health.

AA, a voluntary service, will give you more information.

Option 5

Your relative / carer would like further information.

Your nurse/doctor will be able to give them feedback about the effects of your drinking on your health but only with your consent..

Voluntary services can give more information and support.


If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900