BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder: Cycle 2, Session 5

Pharmacotherapy approaches for alcohol use disorder

Tuesday May 4th, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Presenter: Dr. Sharon Vipler, MD, CCFP (AM), dipl.ABAM; UBC Clinical Assistant Professor; Program Medical Director & Regional Department Head, Addiction Medicine and Substance Use Services, Fraser Health; Clinician at Creekside Withdrawal Management Unit, Surrey Rapid Access Addiction Clinic, Quibble Creek Opioid Agonist Therapy Clinic and St. Paul’s Hospital

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the goals of treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  2. Describe first-line pharmacotherapies for AUD and considerations for their use.
  3. Describe second-line pharmacotherapies for AUD and considerations for their use.
  4. Prescribe pharmacotherapies for AUD and apply clinical considerations in choosing between pharmacotherapies.

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