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Health Equity Webinar Series: Alcohol Use Disorders and Treatment in African Americans

February 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Alcohol has remained among the most common substances of abuse, causing deleterious effects on the person, their family, and society. Biological factors associated with alcohol will be reviewed as well as the etiology and epidemiology of alcohol use disorder.  The webinar will discuss elements of the diagnosis of alcohol use disorder along with treatment modalities emphasizing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). In addition, the presenter will explore the issue of alcohol use in African Americans and the fact that despite lower alcohol use, African Americans experience more alcohol-related problems.

This webinar was rescheduled from October 2021.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the etiology of alcohol use disorder.
  • Review the epidemiology of alcohol use including prevalence in the African American population and incidence of alcohol-related problems.
  • Discuss the diagnosis of alcohol-related disorders and the use of screening tools.
  • List several options for treatment of alcohol use disorder care including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).