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CME - Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a Course

CME - Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)


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Full course description




1 hour







In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University 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.



What you'll learn

Clinicians will learn current best practices for identifying and treating patients with substance use related problems.

During this module, we provide tools to screen for Alcohol Use Disorder, an approach for identifying problematic use, and treatment options that include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological support. We will delve into different medications used to treat AUD including how they work and how to consider selecting from among the options. We hope learners will leave this module empowered to identify alcohol use disorder and offer various treatments to patients, based on their needs and readiness levels.

What you'll do:

  1. Use the SBIRT model for patients with AUD, including the following screening tools: NIAAA-1, AUDIT-C, AUDIT, CRAFFT for patients < 18, 5 P's for pregnant patients
  2. Categorize patient drinking behaviors into “low risk”, “misuse/at risk”, and, “heavy use/addiction”
  3. Describe the 4 C's of addiction
  4. Define "1 standard drink" and "binge drinking"
  5. Explain non-pharmacological/behavioral support options for patients and families struggling with AUD
  6. Describe the FDA-approved and non-FDA approved pharmacological options for patients, including each medication’s use, dosing, contraindications and side effects and their overall efficacy in treating AUD: naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, topiramate, and gabapentin

View other modules or enroll in all 12 Addiction Medicine modules here.

Who this course is designed for:

Clinicians, healthcare workers, healthcare managers

What you'll receive:

Upon successfully completing the course the participant will be able to claim their CME (1.0 credit).


Meet the instructors

Randi Sokol,MD, MPH, MMedED - Assistant Professor

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is an Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, completed Family Medicine Residency at UC-Davis, and earned a Masters in Medical Education through the University of Dundee.

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT - Clinical Assistant Professor

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University where he teaches courses on healthcare quality improvement, substance use prevention, behavioral health integration, and motivational interviewing.