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TIP 49-Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice

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About the Course:

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This course examines incorporating alcohol pharmacotherapies for the treatment of AUD in primary care medical practice. It includes: recognition of alcohol dependence as a chronic illness, specialty treatment vs screening and brief intervention, why use medication to treat alcohol dependence, acamprosate, disulfiram, oral naltrexone, extended-release injectable naltrexone, integrating medication for alcohol dependence into clinical practice settings, initial assessment, choosing a medication, combination therapy, choosing a psychosocial intervention, developing a treatment plan, patient awareness, monitoring patient progress, modifying the treatment strategy, and discontinuing pharmacotherapy. This course is designed for prescribers.

Publication Date:

2009

Course Material Author

SAMHSA

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge that incorporating pharmacotherapy into treatment for AUD is effective.

  2. Identify the appropriate medication and psychosocial intervention.

  3. Summarize the contraindications, and testing protocols for treatment.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

3.75 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

3.75 credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

3.75 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

3.75 credit hours

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Course Material in PDF format.

There are no questions on the Appendix of this TIP.

References begin on page 63.

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Course Retired
Course Number 102690
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