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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction
Todd F. Lewis, PhD
This chapter examines the effects of alcohol and provides a set of related definitions. The costs of excessive alcohol use are discussed, followed by a review of fundamental assessment and diagnostic procedures. Treatment approaches are a major focus, with an emphasis on evidence-based medications, behavioral interventions, and treatment models. The importance of support services for those struggling with alcohol addiction is stressed. This chapter concludes with resources that clinicians and clients can easily access in order to gain additional information on alcohol, its effects, its dangers, and treatment approaches.
Learning Objectives:
1.Identify key terms, definitions and diagnostic criteria related to alcohol addiction.
2.Explore screening and diagnostic procedures used in treatment of alcohol use and addiction.

CE Credit(s):
1 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 1 NAADAC Hours; 0 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours

This CE is based on an ACA book. Click Treatment Strategies for Substance and Process Addictions to view the Table of Contents and purchase the book.
NBCC ACEP No. 1000
May 18, 2015
Text-Based Continuing Education Product
Available for Immediate Download