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.

Date Added: 2015-04-10

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