Alcohol Withdrawal


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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually appear when an individual discontinues or reduces alcohol intake after a period of prolonged consumption. In most cases, mild symptoms may start to develop within hours of the last drink. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of alcohol withdrawal and highlights the interprofessional team's role in the recognition and management of this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of alcohol withdrawal.
  • Outline strategies for decreasing alcohol dependency in patients with alcohol withdrawal.
  • List the treatment options available for alcohol withdrawal.
  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to improve outcomes in patients with alcohol withdrawal.


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