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ASAM Webinar: Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
According to the 2021 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, 29.5 million people ages 12 and older had Alcohol Use Disorder in the past year. Alcohol Use Disorder is a chronic and complex disease that affects thousands of patients every year. There are evidence-based approaches to treatment, including non-pharmacological interventions and medications. Understanding these options and misconceptions about treatment alternatives can help improve outcomes for patients.
This 3-hour introductory course provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of Alcohol Use Disorder, with a focus on treatment in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This case-based, interactive course highlights the triage and management of patients with alcohol withdrawal syndromes, and the successful transition to evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Adjunct behavioral therapies will also be discussed.
The target audience for this introductory course is clinical healthcare professionals who prescribe medications in the outpatient or inpatient settings.
- Demonstrate knowledge of nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, and the epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
- Identify which people are appropriate for inpatient management vs. outpatient management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).
- Discuss evidence-based methods of treatment for alcohol use disorder, including pharmacotherapy and behavioral treatments.
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