Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS)

Alcoholic Intoxication Management Service (AIMS), also known as; Alcohol Treatment Centres, Alcohol Recovery Centres, Alcohol Welfare Centres or Drunk Tanks, are designed to receive, treat and monitor intoxicated patients who would normally attend Emergency Departments.  AIMS are commissioned and configured in various ways.

They are usually located close to areas characterised by excessive intoxication and are open at times when the number of people drinking to excess peaks (typically Friday and Saturday nights).

This project was a collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Cardiff.  It evaluated the impact of AIMS, including the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of AIMS, analysis of AIMS activity and outcomes, comparison of ambulance services and hospital key performance indicators. 

Further information about the project can be found here

Economic evaluation contact: Tracey Young I t.a.young@sheffield.ac.uk