Video Cases: Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much

This engaging program offers:

  • Four interactive, 10-minute video cases
  • Evidence-based clinical strategies
  • Patients with different levels of severity and readiness to change




This course may be viewed for training, but CME/CE credits are no longer available. Of note, the assessment used in the scenarios is based on DSM-IV criteria, whereas clinicians are encouraged to switch to DSM-5 criteria by October 2014. Nevertheless, viewers who wish to learn strategies for effective clinical interviews and intervention for heavy alcohol use will benefit from watching these engaging, interactive video case scenarios.

Before you begin:

It is helpful to have a printed copy of steps 1 through 4 from NIAAA Clinician' s Guide during the online training.

Step 1-4 Icon  Print only Steps 1-4 (PDF, 106 KB, 4 pages)


Clinician Guide Icon  Print the full Clinician’s Guide  (PDF, 1.56 MB, 40 pages)


Select one of the following versions:


Green Arrow Icon  Video cases  (non-captioned)*


Closed Caption Icon  Closed caption version*


Audio Icon  HTML version with audio, compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired


*Minimum System requirements:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 8