Alcohol is not an equal opportunities substance. Two people may score the same on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) but their journeys with alcohol may follow different paths. The Predicting Risk in Drinkers: Drinking and You (PRIDDY) Toolkit is designed to help workers identify individual risk factors that may suggest a person is more likely to experience harm from alcohol. The PRIDDY Toolkit brings the evidence base together into one tool and will equip workers to deliver more personalised and meaningful advice.
How the PRIDDY toolkit can help
Everyone has an individual journey with their drinking and certain predictors indicate that some are more likely to go on to develop a serious problem and more likely to be harmed by heavy drinking than others.
The PRIDDY Toolkit allows you to pick up 20 indicators that suggests someone is more likely to develop a problem or be harmed by alcohol.
What is the PRIDDY Toolkit?
PRIDDY is an addition to the AUDIT screening tool, which gives a score between 0-40, determining an individual’s drinking risk level. The AUDIT tool is limited, as it is not able to give a prediction on an individual’s journey with alcohol from that moment onwards.
Two individuals may score the same on the AUDIT test but one may improve their relationship with alcohol while the other may become dependent. The PRIDDY Toolkit helps you recognise who is at a greater likelihood of developing a serious alcohol problem.
Who can use the tool?
The PRIDDY Toolkit is aimed to be used by frontline professionals such as health, social care, criminal justice works and within education settings.
Who is the target audience?
The PRIDDY Toolkit is most effective on younger adults aged 16-30. Identifying risks in these age groups is vital for successful intervention.
Humankind offers training on how to use the toolkit effectively. Training is invaluable in providing background knowledge on why certain predictors are important for determining long term relationships with alcohol. The 1-day course also includes information on Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and Identification and Brief Advice (IBA).
Download the PRIDDY Toolkit PDF