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Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol Use Disorder in Outpatient Settings: Systematic Review

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About the Course

This systematic review examines pharmacotherapy for adults with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in outpatient settings, aiming to assess efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and harms of specific medications, as well as evidence for their use in primary care and among subgroups.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol Use Disorder in Outpatient Settings: Systematic Review created by Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H. et al. in 2023.

Publication Date:

Comparative Effectiveness Review Number 262 Nov 2023

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.

Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. McPheeters received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and is a Research Professor in Health Policy and Co-Director, Center for Improving the Public’s Health through Informatics Department of Biomedical Informatics. She particularly focuses on work that sits at the intersection of healthcare and applied public health. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Elizabeth A. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Dr. O’Connor is a behavioral health psychologist whose research focuses on systematic evidence reviews and review methodology, with a special interest in behavioral health topics such as mental health screening, mental health treatment, and healthy lifestyle counseling. She leads and supervises systematic reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Tiara Totten

Tiara Totten is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor with more than nine years of experience working with adolescents and adults utilizing person-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals achieve optimal wellness. She has extensive experience in individual therapy, group therapy and supervision and is currently working on her PsyD in clinical psychology.

Recommended For:

Counselors, addiction specialist, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of medications in improving consumption outcomes for AUD treatment.
  2. Identify the potential harms associated with pharmacotherapy for AUD.
  3. Summarize the evidence supporting the use of pharmacotherapy for AUD in primary care settings.
  4. Recognize the limitations and gaps in research concerning the use of medications for AUD among different subgroups of patients.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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