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VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS: Alcohol Use Disorder and Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches

Presented by

Petros Levounis, M.D., MA

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean for Professional Development, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  Chief of Service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Live Presentation via Zoom  

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In this presentation, we will describe the fundamental pharmacology, acute presentations, and counseling approaches of alcohol use disorder. We will then explore in some detail the clinical aspects of the three FDA-approved medications for its treatment: disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate. We will conclude with some novel ideas about future directions in the pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorders.

Educational Objectives   

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:


  1. Describe the three steps of “Brief Intervention” in everyday clinical practice
  2. Discuss three FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorders.

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers, CT.