Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

$12.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate

CEU Course Description

This CE course reviews current evidence on the effectiveness of available medications for the treatment of alcohol use disorders and provides guidance for the use of medications in clinical practice.  Topics discussed include: when to consider medications; screening and assessing patients; developing a treatment plan and selecting a medication; medication-assisted treatment (MAT); and monitoring patient progress.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss the rationale for using available medications for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

2. Identify the characteristics of FDA-approved medications for alcohol abuse and dependence including efficacy, safety, dosing requirements, and clinical recommendations.

3. Review the steps for screening and assessing patients for at-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder.

4. Outline strategies to develop a treatment plan and select the best medication for MAT.

5. Describe recommendations for monitoring MAT patient progress and adjusting the treatment plan if necessary.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-04-10

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