The Management of Alcohol Use Disorder
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Unhealthy alcohol use remains a growing public health issue in the United States, contributing significantly to the global burden of disease and posing challenges to the everyday practice of primary care. In this webinar, the speaker will define the spectrum of unhealthy alcohol use and compare therapeutic approaches, focusing on pharmacological treatment options, and will provide strategies for managing withdrawal, an especially important issue during COVID-19. Following this webinar, participants will be able to more confidently assess and care for patients with unhealthy alcohol use.
- Recognize the detection problem and treatment gap facing patients with alcohol use disorder
- Relate alcohol use as a critical and potentially modifiable risk factor for clinical outcomes
- Expand the toolbox of evidenced-based pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment strategies for alcohol use disorder
- Describe the management of outpatient alcohol withdrawal
Triveni DeFries, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco, Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, and an Associate Medical Director of its primary care clinic