Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Counselor Guide: Helping Clients Understand Medication Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder


Course Description: This course provides counselors general guidelines for the use of medication-assisted treatment for alcoholism and alcohol abuse in clinical practice. This course summarizes approved medications and discusses screening and patient assessment, treatment planning, and patient monitoring.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze treatment considerations, and screening and assessing recommendations for alcohol use disorder
  • Analyze the development of a treatment plan and selection of a medication
  • Describe recommendations for initiating treatment with medications and monitoring patient progress

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): CDR Alina Salvatore, RPh, MS, and LCDR Brandon T. Johnson, MBA

Content Publisher(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

CDR Alina Salvatore currently works as a Senior Regulatory Project Manager in the Division of Nonprescription Drug Products at the Food and Drug Administration.

LCDR Brandon T. Johnson is employed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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