Cheers to AUD Treatment - Nino Parunashvili, CCPA

November 12, 2022 from 10:30am EDT to 11:20am EDT


Daily, a primary care clinician will provide on average care to 4 patients with unhealthy alcohol and/or drug use. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) occurs in 10-20% of patients presenting to primary care or hospital admissions. Liver failure, hypertension, death, trauma, cancer, memory loss and many other serious conditions are directly related to alcohol use. AUD has one of the most effective treatments available that could prevent its complications and yet it is greatly underutilized.

The aim of this lecture is to dive deeper into the pathophysiology of addiction (breaking the stigma), being able to recognize a problem drinking (DSM 5 Diagnosis) and become comfortable with the management options.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Model
  2. Recall alcoholism history and facts
  3. Describe the pathophysiology and diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
  4. List treatment options for AUD

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