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You’re invited for our next educational webinar:
Pharmacology of Alcohol Use Disorder
With Dr. Tim Ayas MD FRCPC CCFP MPH BSc
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Psychiatrist, EHN Sandstone
Alcohol is by far the most commonly used drug by Canadians. There is relatively easy access, it is prominent in the media, and drinking culture often permeates the lives of young people. Moreover, it can become an unhealthy coping mechanism – a quick and temporary solution for those under immense stress or who are struggling with mental health. “In 2017, the rate of hospitalizations entirely caused by alcohol (249 per 100,000) was comparable to the rate of hospitalizations for heart attacks (243 per 100,000) and the rate was thirteen times higher than for opioids.” (Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction) With the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem has only continued to worsen.
In this webinar, Dr. Tim Ayas takes our attention back to alcohol, one of the oldest sources of substance addiction. Join us for this educational session on alcohol use disorder, what it is and how to medically approach treatment, presented by one of our experienced psychiatrists based at EHN Sandstone in Calgary, AB.
The discussion points in this webinar include:
- Definition and epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorder
- Impact of COVID-19 on Alcohol Use Disorder
- Evidence-based overview of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments
- Introduction to local treatment programs
Date: Thursday June 17th
Time: 12pm – 1pm EST (9am – 10am PST)
This webinar provides 1.0 CEU credits recognized by:
- CACCF (Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation)
- CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)
- MDPAC (Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada)
- CVRP (College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals)
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