A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
December 8, 2023
12:00 pm–12:30 pm ET
Many people seeking treatment for alcohol use may not have a goal of complete abstinence but are motivated to cut back on their consumption or engage in safer drinking practices. This training will discuss clinical approaches to reducing alcohol consumption and utilizing safer drinking strategies to reduce alcohol-associated harms.
Many people seeking treatment for alcohol use may not have a goal of complete abstinence but are motivated to cut back on their consumption or engage in safer drinking practices. This training will review the burden of disease and impact of alcohol use in the United States. It will discuss clinical approaches to reducing alcohol consumption and utilizing safer drinking strategies to reduce alcohol-associated harms.
This session will equip team members across settings to better understand the principles of harm reduction for alcohol use. This is an opportunity to explore the importance of identifying risky drinking and implementing harm-reduction strategies to help decrease risk. Although there will be some review of medications for alcohol use disorder, this session will emphasize the role that many team members hold in regard to utilizing harm reduction principles for those who drink.
Prescribers, nurses, social workers, and other clinical and non-clinical staff.
Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to:
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)
Funding for out of state attendees is provided by the Opioid Response Network (ORN).
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
REQUIREMENTS for credit
Please note this policy is strictly enforced for accreditation purposes. Participants will forfeit collection of credit and certificates of completion if more than 10 minutes of the training is missed.
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of 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.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants who complete and return the evaluation and stay for the entire session will be awarded 0.50 contact hours.
BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7188. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For this program, 0.50 contact hours will be offered to participants who attend the training and complete the evaluation.
LADC/CADC & Recovery Coach
Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is approved to offer LADC/CADCs and recovery coaches who complete this course 0.50 general continuing education credits.
Continuing education (CE) requirements vary by license and jurisdiction. When requesting continuing education credits, please ensure you are following the rules and regulations determined by the board regulating your license. Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA does not oversee adherence to licensing requirements and regulations.