Public Health Directorate, Liverpool City Council
Breaking Free Online is a clinically-robust online treatment programme for problem drinking. It offers Clinical Commissioning Groups, GPs and Hospital Alcohol Liaison Services a highly cost-effective way to reduce and prevent alcohol-related harm across a wide patient population.
Ideal option for patients who are not willing to access specialist alcohol services or support groups
Offers patients 24/7 online access to treatment for their hazardous, harmful or dependent drinking
Allows patients to set a goal of reduction or abstinence and track their progress against Government guidelines
Meets criteria for an extended brief intervention for alcohol in line with FRAMES (NICE guidance PH24)
Creates enduring behavioural change through evidence-based psychosocial interventions that are consistent with NICE guidance CG115
Supported by an online dashboard that continuously monitors patient usage and outcomes