Please complete the Improving Patient Outcomes for Unhealthy Alcohol Use and AUD course and then comment on this discussion topic to share your experiences, takeaways, and outstanding questions. 

Consider responding to one of the questions below:

  1. What has been your experience with screening, treating and managing unhealthy alcohol use or alcohol use disorder in a primary care setting? Share both positive and negative experiences. 
  2. What questions do you still have about treating alcohol use disorder in primary care?
  3. What do you want to know from other clinicians who screen for and treat unhealthy alcohol use and alcohol use disorder?


What kinds of comments are practitioners hearing from patients when they engage them in the conversations that the program urges them to have with patients? Please post descriptions of your experiences with this.

Henry Kranzler replied on

What are you finding working with patients around their alcohol use during the pandemic? Any successes? Any challenges?

Allison Lin replied on

What have been your experiences when talking to your patients about medications for alcohol use disorder (naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, etc)?  What questions have come up?

Allison Lin replied on

Are the AA meetings important? Or the medication and psychotherapy are enough.

Yi-Jen Chiang replied on