Alcohol Pharmacotherapies and Medical Practice

Alcohol Pharmacotherapies and Medical Practice 

Alcohol use disorder is a primary health condition that interacts with and complicates many other health problems and psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, only a small number of people with alcohol use disorder receive appropriate treatment for substance use issues. The incorporation of screening for alcohol use disorders in a general medical setting can significantly increase the number of individuals with alcohol use disorders who are identified and treated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4 medications to treat alcohol use disorder, making treatment in primary care and other general medical settings a viable alternative to specialty care. This course will give you valuable information about these medications as well as several medications used off-label, empowering those you serve and increasing the likelihood of their recovery.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-BHC-0-APMP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (35 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours. Content Area:

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-S
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.5 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.5 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.50 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Pennsylvania Certification Board

1.5 HOURS


PCB Approved Education
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.50 CEHs.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.5 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.5 HOURS


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-APMP
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the benefits of treating alcohol use disorder in a medical setting.
Discuss the importance of screenings and brief interventions to treat individuals who have alcohol use disorder and identify common tools used for screenings.
Explain the steps involved in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.
Discuss the common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction About This Course Learning Objectives Section 2: Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use Disorder in Medical Settings What Is Risky Drinking? Alcohol Use in the United States Alcohol and Public Safety Alcohol Use Disorder Cost of Alcohol Use Disorder Screening for Alcohol Related Issues Why Screen for AUD in a General Medical Setting? I Did the Screening, Now What? Benefits of Initiating Alcohol Use Treatment in a Medical Setting Dr. Brown Review Summary Section 3: Key Steps Involved in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder Treating Alcohol Use Disorder Substance Use Disorder Assessment This assessment process can include: Develop a Treatment Plan Psychosocial Intervention Monitoring Progress Review Summary Section 4: Medications Used in Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Medications Used in Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder Pharmacology of the Drug Why Use Acamprosate? Acamprosate’s Safety Profile Who Is Appropriate for Treatment with Acamprosate? How Is Acamprosate Used? How Effective Is Acamprosate Potential Side Effects of Acamprosate Contraindications of Acamprosate Patient Education Discontinuing Acamprosate Oral Naltrexone Pharmacology of the Drug Why Use Oral Naltrexone? Oral Naltrexone’s Safety Profile Who Is Appropriate for Treatment with Oral Naltrexone? How Is Oral Naltrexone Used? Potential Side Effects of Oral Naltrexone Contraindications and Cautions of Oral Naltrexone Patient Education Discontinuing Oral Naltrexone Quick Check Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone Pharmacology of the Drug Why Use Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone? Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone’s Safety Profile Who Is Appropriate for Treatment with Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone? How Is Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone Used? Potential Side Effects of Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone Contraindications for Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone Patient Education Discontinuing Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone Disulfiram Pharmacology of the Drug Symptoms of Disulfiram-Induced Hepatic Impairment Contraindications of Disulfiram Discontinuing Disulfiram Review Summary Section 5: Off-Label Medication Use Off-Label Prescribing Prevalence of Off-Label Prescribing in Medicine Off-Label Prescribing in Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Mood Stabilizers and Anticonvulsants Serotonergic Agents Dopamine Agents Review Summary Section 6: Conclusion Summary Course Contributors References Congratulations!

Instructor: Dr. Alina Vrinceaunu-Hamm

Dr. Alina Vrinceanu-Hamm has practiced psychiatry at Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center in Princeton, West Virginia, since 2002. She provides direct evaluation and psychopharmacological treatment of children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health, addiction diagnoses and intellectual disabilities. She provides Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorder with buprenorphine, naltrexone and Vivitrol, as part of a multidisciplinary, bio-psycho-social approach to addiction treatment. She serves as the Medical Director.

Dr. Vrinceanu-Hamm is also a Physician Peer Reviewer with AllMed Healthcare Management, an Independent Review Organization, providing medical necessity determination decisions.

Dr. Vrinceanu-Hamm is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed psychiatric residency training and addiction fellowship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Piscataway, New Jersey. She obtained her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania.

Disclosure: Dr. Alina Vrinceaunu-Hamm has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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