Course Summary

Practice Level: Advanced

For people who cope with alcoholism, the specter of recovery relative to prevention of relapse and injury to the body is ongoing. Of significance liver injury, fibrosis or cirrhosis, is always a concern and can potentially severely impact the individual affected by an alcohol use disorder. Long-term alcohol use has been strongly connected to mental and physical disease states, and in the past few decades there has been a plethora of research related to patient education, treatments, disease management, and understanding the power of addiction in peoples’ lives. The medical condition of alcohol-related cirrhosis is a major area of research and concern for all members of the interdisciplinary health team. Liver transplant is the standard treatment for severe cases of alcohol use but this treatment may be limited. Relapsing episodes of alcohol use impacts an individual’s prognosis and treatment.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of alcohol misuse on the liver
  • Explain treatment for ALD
  • Describe psychotherapy for addiction

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview Of Alcoholism And Liver Disease
    1. Alcoholism as a Neurobiological Addiction
    2. ALD: Variables and Long-term Outcomes
  3. Alcohol-related Liver Disease – Development of ALD
  4. Alcoholic Liver Disease And Fatty Liver – ALD versus NAFLD
  5. Treatment Of Alcoholic Liver Disease
    1. Abstinence
    2. Withdrawal Symptoms
    3. Rehabilitation Programs
    4. Pharmacotherapy
    5. Other Lifestyle Changes
    6. Nutritional Therapy
  6. Treatment Of Inflammation In ALD
    1. Glucocorticoids
    2. Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Alcoholic Hepatitis
    3. Pentoxifylline
  7. ALD, Liver Transplant, And Relapse
  8. ALD, Psychopathology, And Abstinence
  9. Addiction Treatment
    1. Inpatient Programs
    2. Outpatient Programs
    3. Medical and Pharmacological Intervention
    4. Psychotherapy During Recovery Process
  10. Summary .


Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

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