Managing alcohol problems course

Sign up for this continuing professional development from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

Course overview

The use of alcohol is highly prevalent in Canada, and alcohol problems are commonly seen in most clinical practices. This new course for physicians and other front-line clinicians includes five self directed online modules that explore the impact of alcohol problems, ways to better identify problematic alcohol use and treatments for alcohol use disorder using both medications and psychosocial approaches. This five week course is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills to more effectively engage and treat people with alcohol use problems through various instructional activities, such as case scenarios, interactive review questions, individual activi ties and end of module quizzes.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the short and long-term health impacts of alcohol use.
  • Identify clinical signs and symptoms of problem drinking.
  • Identify screening tools that can be easily administered to identify a person with alcohol problems.
  • Describe the co mponents of a comprehensive asses sment for alcohol use disorder.
  • Describe how to assess and treat patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal.
  • Explain the medications prescribed for the tr eatment of alcohol use disorder.
  • Describe commonly used psychosocial treatments approaches for alcohol use disorder.


Course date: May 19, 2020 - June 23, 2020
Registration fee: $425
Registration: https://www.camh.ca/en/education/continuing-education-programs-and-courses
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This continuing education event has been designated as a University of Toronto accredited event and awarded with the following credits: 

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada 10.5 Mainpro+ credits
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Surgeons of Canada 10.5 Section 1 hours


For more information, please contact Robyn Steidman at robyn [dot] steidman [at] camh [dot] ca.

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