Addressing the Barriers to Medical Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) has a significant burden on patients and their loved ones. AUD is treatable with medication and psychosocial counseling; however, patients with AUD are undertreated particularly in the primary care setting. This case challenge activity will replicate real-world practice and provide evidence-based treatment recommendations for AUD, including pharmacotherapy, along with supporting expert commentary. Gain confidence in identifying and managing patients with AUD by accessing these simulated case-based challenges. Reduce uncertainty surrounding addiction care and motivate your patients to follow through with seeking, recommending, and adhering to treatment.
Educational Partner: The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)

Medium: Online Presentation

Commercial Support: Supported by an educational grant from Alkermes.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care and emergency medicine clinicians who see patients with or at risk of AUD.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Introduce routine screening strategies in clinical practice to enhance identification of patients with AUD
  • Adopt processes for brief intervention with referral to treatment
  • Apply treatment guidelines and clinical trial evidence in treatment selection for patients with AUD
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Michelle Forcier
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Jon Grant, MD, JD, MPH (Chair)
  Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
  University of Chicago
  Pritzker School of Medicine
  Chicago, IL

  Joji Suzuki, MD (Faculty)
  Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
  Program Director, BWH Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
  Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
  Boston, MA

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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