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Course Overview

Excessive alcohol use accounts for 88,000 deaths in the United States each year. Almost 1 in 10 deaths in adults are related in some way to misuse of alcohol (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], n.d.). In 2016, over 10,000 Americans were killed in motor vehicle crashes while driving under the influence of alcohol (U.S. Department of Transportation, 2017). However, deaths related to alcohol are just the tip of the iceberg. Many hundreds of thousands more suffer mental health and medical consequences from unhealthy alcohol use with considerable societal and financial costs (Sacks, Gonzales, Bouchery, Tomedi & Brewer, 2015). The negative consequences of excessive alcohol use are not limited to the U.S. In Canada there were more hospitalizations from 2015-2016 related to excessive alcohol use than for heart disease (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2017). In spite of this, dangerous alcohol use is often overlooked in medical and mental health treatment settings for a number of reasons. It may be due to a lack of knowledge of what makes for dangerous alcohol use, what symptoms might look like, how to motivate individuals to seek and continue with treatment, and familiarity with effective interventions. The goal of this course is to help you to gain knowledge in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating alcohol use disorders (AUD) in your clients. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

About the Course Author

Dr. Reil is a licensed psychologist and psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in co-occurring mental-health, substance use, and physical-health disorders. She is versed in evidence-based and promising practices, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, contemplative psychotherapy, and integrated wellness self-management. Dr. Reil received her MA and PhD from the New School Graduate Faculty Political and Social Science. She has a BSN from Pace University and an MSN from the Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences in the area of advanced practice psychiatric nursing. She is a speaker and educator on mental health and substance use topics as they relate to at-risk individuals and those with chronic health disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Reil consults with public and private organizations and individuals to design and deliver educational materials that are interactive, engaging, and reflect the most recent evidence-based and promising practices.

Marlene M. Reil has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Shultz received her medical degree from the University of Illinois and did her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clinical Campus. She completed a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2008. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She practiced at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) in Center City, MN for 10 years and is currently a physician on the Inpatient MICD Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, MN, an affiliate of HealthEast. She has extensive teaching experience in the field and her passion is teaching other physician and health care professionals how to recognize and manage addictions. She was the Course Director for the HBFF sponsored conference entitled "Addiction Medicine for the Primary Care Provider" in 2014, 2015 and 2017. She is an Adjunct Professor for the U of MN Dept. of Community and Family Medicine. Pamela Shultz, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • 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.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    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: C2
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    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 with short video clips.
  • 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.
  • 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-HHS-0-ADDICTION5
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe effective psychosocial treatments for AUD, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and 12-step facilitation.; Explain the frequency of co-occurring mental health and AUD and the nature of the relationship between these types of disorders.; State the prevalence of AUD and how it varies by age, gender, and ethnicity.; Summarize the mechanism of action, benefits, and potential side effects of medications employed in treating AUD.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders in the U.S.
    Meet Luis
    How Prevalent is Alcohol Use?
    What is a Standard Drink?
    Heavy or Risky Drinking
    Quick Check
    What is Binge Drinking?
    Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders
    AUD: Common, But Undertreated
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Screening and Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorders
    Screening Tests for Alcohol Use
    General Screening Guidelines
    DSM-5 Criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder
    Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorders
    Mild Alcohol Use Disorder
    Moderate and Severe Alcohol Use Disorder
    Alcohol Withdrawal
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Alcohol Use Disorders in Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders
    Alcohol Use Disorders and Risk of Other Mental Health Diagnoses
    Suicide Risk and AUD
    Etiology of Co-Occurring Disorders
    Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Psychosocial Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorders
    Principles of Effective Treatment
    Psychosocial Treatment for AUD
    Group Therapy
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Motivational Interviewing
    Contingency Management
    Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy and Mutual Support Groups
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Medications for Alcohol Use Disorders
    Overview of Medication Management for AUD
    Naltrexone: Oral and Extended Release
    Acamprosate
    Disulfiram
    Other Medications for AUD: Gabapentin & Topiramate
    Review
    Summary
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
    Exam and BrainSparks
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; 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.
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