Explore the Core Resource on Alcohol and Earn FREE CME or CE Credit
View the 14 Core articles below in any order and earn CME/CE credit for as many or as few as you wish. Each article provides instructions at the end for earning credit, which is available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. The CME/CE system will keep a history of the articles you have completed for credit.
See also the Additional Links for Patient Care for many helpful alcohol-related healthcare resources for different types of providers.
- The Basics: Defining How Much Alcohol is Too Much (0.75 credit hour)
- Risk Factors: Varied Vulnerability to Alcohol-Related Harm (0.75 credit hour)
- Neuroscience: The Brain in Addiction and Recovery (0.75 credit hour)
- Stigma: Overcoming a Pervasive Barrier to Optimal Care (0.75 credit hour)
Alcohol’s Clinical Impacts
- Medical Complications: Common Alcohol-Related Concerns (1.0 credit hour)
- Alcohol-Medication Interactions: Potentially Dangerous Mixes (0.75 credit hour)
- Mental Health Issues: Alcohol Use Disorder and Common Co-occurring Conditions (0.75 credit hour)
- Alcohol Use Disorder: From Risk to Diagnosis to Recovery (0.75 credit hour)
Strategies for Prevention and Treatment
- Screen and Assess: Use Quick, Effective Methods (0.75 credit hour)
- Conduct a Brief Intervention: Build Motivation and a Plan for Change (0.75 credit hour)
- Recommend Evidence-Based Treatment: Know the Options (0.75 credit hour)
- Make Referrals: Connect Patients to Alcohol Treatment That Meets Their Needs (0.75 credit hour)
- Support Recovery: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint (0.75 credit hour)
Pulling It All Together
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In support of improving patient care, CME/CE activities offered have been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and NIAAA. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.