Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice

From Quick Guide for Counselors Based on TIP 49

About the Course:

Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice: From Quick Guide For Counselors Based on TIP 49 provides succinct, easily accessible information to substance abuse counselors about the use of medications to help clients achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol.

Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA10-4542

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2009

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about incorporating alcohol pharmacotherapies into practice. It is appropriate for introductory to immediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the benefits of acamprosate and disulfiram.

  2. Explain differences of oral naltrexone and extended-release injectable naltrexone.

  3. Acknowledge case management issues and practices when incorporating alcohol pharmacotherapies.

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