Ambulatory Alcohol Withdrawal Management
Many patients can receive treatment for alcohol withdrawal safely in the community with the support of a primary care provider. This program will provide an overview of key elements and safety considerations of ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management programs.
Describe the role of ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management in the ASAM continuum of care.
Name 4 essential components of an ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management program.
Outline advantages and disadvantages of using benzodiazepines for ambulatory alcohol withdrawal management.
Prescribing clinicians and their teams
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors
Dr. Piotrowski is an addiction psychiatrist, Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. Since 2020, Dr. Piotrowski has served as Medical Director, Addiction Psychiatry for Maine Behavioral Healthcare. He supervises medical treatment in 4 substance use treatment hubs in Southern and Coastal Maine, and provides system leadership in substance use treatment at MaineHealth.