High-Intensity Drinking: The Rising Threat of a Dangerous Trend

Friday, 4/12/24, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

High-intensity drinking (HID), defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as consuming alcohol at levels that are 2-3x more than the gender-specific binge drinking thresholds, is an emerging and dangerous public health concern. This training will provide an overview of what constitutes high-intensity drinking, as well as current epidemiology and the risks of HID consumption patterns. Risk factors associated with high-intensity drinking will be explored, including age, peer influence, and environment. This session will also provide practical, evidence-based strategies to promote healthier alcohol consumption patterns to reduce high-intensity drinking.

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Strategies to Identify and Address Alcohol Impaired Practice in the Healthcare Setting

Friday, 4/19/24, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

It is estimated that up to 10-15% of healthcare workers will misuse substances at some point in their lifetime. In this training, participants will learn to identify signs and symptoms that may suggest alcohol-related impairment in the healthcare workplace. Effective, nonjudgmental, and empathetic communication strategies essential for addressing concerns of impairment will be discussed. This training will also review valuable resources available to support healthcare professionals with an alcohol use disorder. The goal of this training is to enhance workplace awareness of alcohol impaired practice and foster a culture of support and wellness among healthcare teams.

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Outpatient Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Friday, 4/26/24, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

Many individuals experiencing mild alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be safely and successfully managed in the outpatient setting, allowing less interruption to one’s professional, family, and social obligations. This training will provide an overview of alcohol withdrawal assessment and management in an outpatient setting. Participants will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and appropriate candidates for outpatient withdrawal management. Validated tools to assess alcohol withdrawal will be reviewed and evidence-based medication management for outpatient alcohol withdrawal will be discussed.

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High-Intensity Drinking: The Rising Threat of a Dangerous Trend

Tuesday, 4/30/24, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

High-intensity drinking (HID), defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as consuming alcohol at levels that are 2-3x more than the gender-specific binge drinking thresholds, is an emerging and dangerous public health concern. This training will provide an overview of what constitutes high-intensity drinking, as well as current epidemiology and the risks of HID consumption patterns. Risk factors associated with high-intensity drinking will be explored, including age, peer influence, and environment. This session will also provide practical, evidence-based strategies to promote healthier alcohol consumption patterns to reduce high-intensity drinking.

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Safe Roads Ahead: Preventing Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Friday, 3/22/24, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

Every day about 28 people in the United States die in alcohol-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Through this training, participants will gain an understanding of the impact of alcohol-impaired driving, which accounts for nearly 30% of all traffic-related fatalities. The effects of alcohol consumption on driving abilities will be explored, including impaired reaction time, coordination, and vision. The session will also highlight key prevention strategies to reduce impaired driving.

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Alcohol Poisoning 101: Understanding, Recognizing, and Reacting

Friday, 3/29/24, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

This training focuses on equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively recognize, prevent, and respond to alcohol poisoning situations. The primary objective is to educate attendees on the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, enabling them to identify when an individual requires immediate assistance. The session will explore effective strategies aimed at mitigating the risk of alcohol poisoning, as well as interventions for responding to individuals potentially experiencing alcohol poisoning.

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Exploring Shifts in Alcohol Consumption Post-COVID

Friday, 4/5/24, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

During the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2021), the number of alcohol-related deaths in the United States increased by nearly 38%. This training will review evolving trends in alcohol consumption patterns since the start of COVID-19, such as home drinking and the increase in online alcohol sales. The underlying reasons behind accelerated alcohol consumption, such as increased stress, social isolation, and blurred work-home boundaries, will also be explored. Additionally, this session will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to promote healthier alcohol consumption patterns.

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