This new short course was created for the benefit of basic physician trainees to help them understand the necessary principles that underly the management of alcohol use disorder and tobacco use disorder.
This talk deals with the following topics.
  • The diagnosis of addiction
  • The phases of alcohol withdrawal
  • The management of alcohol withdrawal
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Thiamine
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy
  • Nicotine dependency
  • The 5As of smoking cessation
  • Three main pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation I.e. nicotine replacement therapy varenicline and bupropion.
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Dr Armstrong is the co-founder of Meducate. He is a GP specialising in medical education & training and addiction treatment through patient assessment and pharmacotherapy. He holds certifications/diplomas in dermoscopy, skin cancer therapeutics, substance misuse, advanced life support, occupational medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, and paediatrics.

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