Table 1

Patient selection criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Adult patients ≥18 yearsAny condition with an estimated life expectancy of less than 6 months
Able and willing to provide written informed consentPatients participating in concurrent interventional research
Diagnosis of alcohol-related liver disease by radiological, histological or physical examination findingsPatients who have significant difficulties in adequate understanding of English
High risk alcohol consumption (>50 units/week for males and >35 units/week for females) within 4 weeks prior to hospital admissionPrisoners
Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) score32 >15 during current hospital admissionPatients without access to a telephone
Diagnosis of alcohol dependence documented by clinician in medical records. This should be with reference to the ICD-10 definition33