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Screening for Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems

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About the Course:

This brief course focuses on the use of routine alcohol screening in a variety of medical settings. Deciding whether a particular screen is warranted, choosing the best one for an individual patient, and administering it in a cost-effective way are among key issues discussed.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Screening for Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems created by NIAAA Staff

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

April 2005

Course Material Author

NIAAA Staff

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about effective screening methods and available tools for assessing alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define screening and contrast it with diagnosis of disorders.

  2. Describe how screening for alcohol-related problems differs in a variety of settings.

  3. Identify screening tools presented and differentiate among their specific purposes.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

2 CE credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

2 CE credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

2 CE credit hours

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2 CPD hours

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1 CE credit hour

CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Course Number 100970
  • 2 credit hours
  • NBCC: 1 ce credit hour

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.39 out of 5
556 members have taken this course

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