What is SAOR?

SAOR is a brief intervention for alcohol use. It is a short, helpful conversation that focuses on assessing, and if necessary, assists a person to consider and alter their alcohol consumption. Brief interventions have shown to be effective in initiating change in alcohol consumption for people with mild to moderate alcohol-related problems and in helping people with more significant difficulties to access specialised alcohol treatment services. The SAOR Model has been adopted by the HSE as the model-of-choice for delivering brief interventions for alcohol use.

SAOR Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use was developed by Jim O’Shea and Paul Geoff

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force are co-ordinating the roll out of SAOR© Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use in the Western Region.