Understanding Alcohol for the Addictions Professional

Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

• This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to understanding alcohol and other tranquilizers.
• This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
1. Signs and symptoms of Alcohol dependence and withdrawal disorders;
2. Health consequences of Alcohol use and withdrawal;
3. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
4. The underlying neurobiology of Alcohol dependence and withdrawal disorders, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically-impaired individuals;
5. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.