Alcohol & Substance Use

Immediate Interventions

  • Educate about the effect of alcohol on the liver and on HCV treatment response
  • Educate about risk of continued substance abuse (health and risk of contracting infectious disease)
  • Use motivational interviewing to encourage engagement in harm reduction & recovery services
  • Conduct further structured assessment of alcohol and/or substance use with SAMHSA-HRSA Screening Tools


  • Alcohol and HCV – Patient fact sheet
  • NYC WELL -24 hour mental health crisishotline and treatment site referral database
  • Alcohol Rehab - Provides education, support, and treatment options