Alcohol (2017) | Anthony Albanese, MD

This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2017, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentation it can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the Board of Addiction Exam.

Target Audience

  • Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
  • Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
  • Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
  • Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction

Learning Objectives

After viewing this lecture participants should be able to

  1. Apply the DSM 5 definition of alcohol use disorders
  2. Describe the epidemiology of alcohol use disorders, genetic and cultural predictors of alcoholism and of treatment response, metabolism and measures of blood alcohol content in men and women.
  3. Utilize pharmacologic interventions for alcohol use disorders and evidence base.
  4. Utilize office-based screening tools (eg cage, mast, audit, asi, ciwa…), labs for ETOH screening (if possible include copies of tools discussed in an appendix, and who they are designed for)
  5. Apply principles of clinical management of intoxication, withdrawal, detox
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Anthony Albanese, MD

Dr. Albanese is an Affiliations Officer with the VA Office of Academic Affiliations and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He was the 2012 Review Course Chairman and is now on the CSAM Executive Council and ASAM Board of Directors. He has been practicing Addiction Medicine and Hepatology for the past 25 years in a variety of settings including methadone clinic, private practice, full service treatment facilities, academic centers and impaired professional programs.


Dr. Albanese receives honoraria and speakers bureausupport from Abbvie, Merck, and Gilead

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this edduring internet-based educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance


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