This introductory course provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of Alcohol Use Disorder, with a focus on treatment in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This case-based, interactive, in-person course highlights the triage and management of patients with alcohol withdrawal syndromes, and the successful transition to evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Adjunct behavioral therapies will also be discussed.
This course is separate from The Review Course and is not included in the Full Course registration.
Who Should Attend
Clinical health care professionals who prescribe medications in the outpatient or inpatient settings.
Demonstrate knowledge of nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, and the epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Identify which people are appropriate for inpatient management vs. outpatient management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).
Recognize the salient features of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and identify when pharmacotherapy is an option.
Compare pharmacotherapy options for the treatment of AUD and identify which might be most appropriate in certain common clinical settings.
Stephen Holt, MD, MS, FACP Shawn Cohen, MD
Credits & Maintenance of Certification
ACCME Accreditation Statement The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) The AAFP has reviewed The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 3 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 07/21/2022 to 07/21/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA/AAFP Equivalency AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE) This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.
California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP) This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit their certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder Course has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 3 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 3 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.
American Board of Surgery (ABS) Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.
Disclosure Information In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.