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Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and SA Activity
Welcome to the Improving Clinical Practice with Patients with Patients who have Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) Performance in Practice (PIP)  and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity.

We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our faculty content developers, Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD, Shram Shukla, MD, Saeed Ahmed, MD, and Michael Goedde, MD, in crafting this educational material.

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.  

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Identify evidence-based screening tools for unhealthy alcohol use.
  • Define patients’ hazardous alcohol use according to current guidelines.
  • Identify evidence-based first- and second-line medications for alcohol use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Identify evidence-based psychosocial treatments for alcohol use disorder.
  • Explore the utility and limitations of available biomarkers of alcohol consumption.

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication         
  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

Successful completion of this activity: You MUST COMPLETE all 3 stages to be awarded credit. Partial credit will not be awarded. 

Course Access Information
Original Date of Release: September 1, 2023
Expiration Date:
September 1, 2026

Enroll By Date: June 2, 2026
Content Available Until:
September 2, 2026

Ability to purchase this activity will end on the enroll by date to be sure learners have time to complete the activity for credit prior to the expiration date. This activity is available for the designated credit for three years after the original date of release. Once the activity expires, the content will be available for learners to view for one additional year. Access to the content will then be removed to ensure content validity in all AAAP educational activities.
About the Self-Assessment (SA) Activity - Process
The 25 Question Self-Assessment (SA) Examination activity in this course is an optional, standard multiple choice examination. If you choose to complete it, and pass with an 80% score, you will receive an additional 2.5 SA CME credits, approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Sep 01, 2026
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $350.00
Credit Offered:
20 CME Credits
20 Other Professionals Credits
2.5 ABPN-MOC-2 (Self-Assessment) Credits
20 ABPN-MOC-4 Credits
Contains: 4 Courses
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

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