Managing AUD and Liver Disease Workshop Module 1

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Session 1: Alcohol use disorder 101

Learning objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the biological process of alcohol use disorder as a brain disease
2. Review existing literature on healthcare practitioner attitudes towards patients with alcohol use disorder
3. Describe the multi-system consequences of alcohol use disorder
4. Manage patients with alcohol withdrawal


The following must be completed to receive your certificate:

  • Pre-survey (linked below)
  • Watch the Video below
  • Attend the live session
  • Complete the post-survey which will be emailed to you four weeks after the live session
    Step 1: Complete the following questionnaire:

Click here to take the survey

You will be redirected to this page once you complete the survey.

Step 2: Watch the following video

Reflection Question:

How do you see your attitude about people with substance use disorder impacting the care you provide? How can you improve this?

Step 3: Attend the live session

January 20th, 2022
6:30-7:30pm MST

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 854 6737 8344
Passcode: 231372

Additional resources

WHO Alcohol Brief Intervention Training Manual for Primary Care

Rat Park 

Motivational Interviewing – Alcohol Video

Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ)

Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale (PAWSS)

Canadian Resources

Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

Guidelines for Healthcare Providers to Promote Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

Alcohol in Canada: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Substance Use Treatment Centres for First Nations and Inuit

Practical Approach to Substance Use Disorders for the Family Physicians

Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society

Alberta Resources

Find Day Treatment and Detox

Alberta Addiction Treatment Directory

Recovery Access Alberta: Treatment directory for patients and providers

Recovery Access Alberta: Alberta College of Family Physicians Tools for Practice

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alberta

Smart Recovery Alberta

Recovery Dharma Alberta: Using Buddhist Practices

Recovery College: Free access to courses focusing on developing awareness and resourcefulness to help individuals and their loves ones through recovery

United States Resources

Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Further Reading

High Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Resilience

Healthcare Teamwork: Interprofessional Practice and Education

Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety


Accreditation Statement

This 2 credit per hour Group Learning activity has been certified by the National Office of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3 credits for each session. Mainpro+ participants may also earn additional certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise.

This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by The University of Calgary – Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours for each of the three sessions (credits are automatically calculated).


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