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Alcohol Pharmacotherapies

Course #: 09-581

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CE Credit Hours: 10.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Many health problems or mental disorders that healthcare professionals encounter in their everyday service derive from or are complicated by alcohol use disorders (AUDs).  This CEU course discusses medications currently approved for treating alcohol use disorders, and provides the basic information, evidence- and consensus-based guidelines, tools, and resources necessary to help healthcare professionals treat patients with AUDs.

 CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain what decisions about care level, setting, and type of treatment should be based on.
  2. Investigate the factors that contribute to substance dependence.
  3. Compare and contrast the effectiveness, safety, and mechanisms of disulfiram, oral naltrexone, injectable naltrexone, and acamprosate.
  4. Examine what the healthcare provider should do before offering treatment for alcohol dependence.
  5. Provide the 'classic' physical exam features that someone with longstanding alcohol consumption may present with.
  6. Describe ways for a healthcare provider to monitor a patient's compliance with their treatment plan.

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