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Initiative targetting hazardous drinking in low- and middle-income countries.


2024 - 2028


Goa, India


Prof. Abhijit Nadkarni



An innovative initiative aimed at tackling hazardous and harmful drinking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)  with a focus on India. The project will develop and test a scalable intervention for different levels of problem drinking, involving families to enhance treatment entry and adherence. It will also investigate strategies to prepare our health systems for integrating these interventions into routine healthcare delivery. Additionally, the project will involve relevant stakeholders to systematically develop a guidance document for scaling up psychosocial interventions efficiently in low-resource settings.


Problem drinking affects a large number of individuals and families in India, often leading to social harm such as violence, loss of work, increased direct law enforcement, and increased healthcare costs. However, only one out of ten problem drinkers in India have access to appropriate care. iCAP, funded by NIHR UK, aims to bridge this gap between 'what works' and 'how to make it work at the population level' by developing contextually relevant strategies to translate research evidence into effective and sustainable treatments in low-resource settings.


 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK


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