Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
This course covers the nature of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism), and medical issues that arise from long-term abuse. We will discuss treatment protocols, including medications, cognitive-behavioral therapies, herbal medicines, and acupuncture treatments. Students will also learn about various treatment models, such as Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction.
The definition of alcohol and alcohol abuse
Medical issues that occur with long-term use
Damaging effects of alcohol on the brain
Alcohol’s effect on the immune system
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Underage Drinking
The Stages of Change treatment model