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Activity Date: 04/17/2016

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Alcohol use disorder has significant medical and social impact on the US healthcare system, accounting for 88,000 deaths per year and more than $250 billion in annual costs. Despite medications which are FDA approved to treat alcohol use disorder, studies consistently show rates of use of less than 10% with some being less than 5%. This program is intended to provide the learner with information on FDA approved medications and medications used off label in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2016. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Detect alcohol use disorder using diagnostic criteria, biomarkers, and screening tools.
  2. Compare the efficacy of medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.  
  3. Construct a pharmacotherapy plan for a patient with alcohol use disorder
  4. Design a medication-specific monitoring plan for patients with alcohol use disorder.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/17/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-003-L01-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-003-L01-P (1.0 contact hours).