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Continuing Education Units: 6 LCSW/LCPC, IAODAPCA CEU (Program number 13219: Counselor I, Prevention I, CARS I, MISA I, CCJP II, PCGC II, CAAP I, CRSS II, CFPP II, NCRS II)

* Illinois Continuing Education Sponsor license # 159.001214
This course will be delivered via the Internet, although participants have the option of downloading the materials to study on their own. You will be able to access a website, read written materials supported by illustrations, photos and other graphics, and take an objective test covering the subject matter covered in each of the six modules. It is estimated that you will spend one to one and one-half hours per module studying the material. Participants will have up to six weeks to complete the course. You will be able to ask questions of the instructor through e-mail correspondence, and all participants will have access to such questions as well as the instructor’s answers and/or explanations. The course will provide an overview of issues related to the immediate and chronic effects of alcohol use, it will also focus on genetic, medical and psychological factors associated with alcohol use disorders. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) The nature of ethyl alcohol in comparison to toxic alcohols, including methyl and isopropyl. 2) Sources for and potency alcohol (e.g., in other the counter medicines) other than beverage products 3) The route of alcohol through the human body and effects on major organ systems 4) The effects of alcohol on specific ethnic and racial groups and on males Vs females 5) The psychological effects of alcohol 6) Genetic issues associated with alcohol use disorders 7) Medical consequences of alcohol use disorders

Learning Objectives At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Explain the effect of ethyl alcohol on the human body

• Identify racial and/or ethnic groups with an individualized reaction to alcohol consumption

• Discuss the differing effects of alcohol on males and females

• Describe in general germs the importance of genetics and of environment on the development of alcohol use problems • Describe the typical medical and behavioral effects of alcoholism

• Describe the alcohol withdrawal syndrome and its treatment

Instructor: Randall Webber, MPH, CADC. 

 Start/Completion Dates: This course may be started at any time. Participants must complete the course in six weeks or less.

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