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Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (November 2, 2021)

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


Alcohol is still a drug November 2021

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Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.  While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.

The November 2, 2021 session will focus on the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. This workshop will provide participants with information on medications used to treat alcohol use disorder. Special emphasis will be placed on medications that are utilized to treat alcohol withdrawal and those employed to support treatment and recovery.


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At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the medications commonly used to detoxification those with alcohol use disorder
  2. Discuss the mechanism of action for disulfiram and its effect on alcohol consumption
  3. List at least two medications used to support alcohol use disorder treatment and recovery.



Randall Webber

Randall Webber, MPH, CADC

Randall Webber, MPH, CADC has worked in the addiction field for the past 45 years as a counselor, program director and trainer. He has provided training on street drug pharmacology, addiction science, counselor ethics and substance abuse treatment strategies. Randall has authored or co-authored numerous publications and has held teaching positions at several colleges and universities. He serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals.