Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102782
About the Course:
This course examines harm reduction as an approach to treat alcohol dependence. The authors propose that it creates a better chance for compliance with treatment in a comprehensive treatment setting. A reduction in alcohol assumption can reduce risk of disease and have an impact on public health and economic costs of treatment. The article discuses anti-craving medications targeting opioid receptors through the detoxification process. The authors also address reducing stigma as barrier to treatment. The harm reduction strategy for alcoholism may be more appealing to patients than abstinence.
This course is based on the article, (Harm Reduction as “Continuum Care” in Alcohol Abuse Disorder created by Icro Maremmani et al in 2015.
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the economic impact of alcohol use disorder, its impact on public health, and a progressive decline in alcohol use is beneficial.
- Identify the proposed models of treatment for AUD.
- Summarize that harm reduction is a valid approach for patients for whom abstinence is unappealing, or overwhelming.
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