Learners will be competent in screening patients for alcohol use and properly assessing potential alcohol use disorders.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Choose and implement an appropriate screening instrument for alcohol use disorder
Confidently conduct a basic patient interview assessing for heavy drinking and maladaptive patterns of alcohol use causing significant impairment or distress
Describe the range of criteria for alcohol use disorder from physical dependence to misuse without dependence
Assess patients who are at risk for alcohol use disorder and form a preliminary diagnosis of alcohol use disorder when appropriate