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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. 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. Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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.

Dr. Alina Vrinceaunu-Hamm, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (46 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.5 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS


    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 1.5 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

    Content Area: C6
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    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 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Psychologists will receive 1.5 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.50HOURS

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

    1.50HOURS

    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 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-APMP
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-01-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.; 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.; Identify the benefits of treating alcohol use disorder in a medical setting.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.