Alcoholism: Key Concepts and Variables (NL0408)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CLCP, COPS-KT, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 6

Course Description

In this course, we discuss the key concepts and variables associated with alcoholism and alcohol abuse. We present the history, associated diseases, and treatment of alcoholism.

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify key concepts/variables associated with the development of alcoholism/alcohol abuse.

  2. Recognize the significant roles played by genetic, psychological, and environmental factors in determining an individual's susceptibility to developing an alcohol use disorder.

  3. Apply information concerning the natural history of alcoholism/alcohol abuse in treatment planning, relapse prevention, and primary prevention efforts.

  4. Define Alcoholism ,alcoholic liver disease and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome in terms of its:
    1. Causes, Diagnosis and Symptoms
    2. Exams, Tests and Treatment
    3. Possible Complications and Prognosis

  5. Explain the Disease Theory of Alcoholism

Course Overview


  • Article #1: Etiology and Natural History of Alcoholism

  • Article #2: Medical Encyclopedia: Alcoholism 

  • Article #3: Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • Article #4: Diagnosis and Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorders

  • Article #5: Disease Theory of Alcoholism 

  • Article #6: Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

  • Article #7: Effective alcohol dependence treatments defined                     

  • Article #8: Patient Treatment Matching

  • Article #9: Long-term Antabuse Treatment shows big Results

Course Price


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