Alcohol addiction is a major concern in the mental health landscape of the country and permeates the physical, psychological, social and emotional lives of the individuals that it affects. This course provides an overview of the principles of Alcohol addiction, both chemical and behavioural. It also deals in detail with the assessment and management of the various aspects associated with alcohol use, such as abuse, dependence, withdrawal and complications, along with psychological interventions aimed at managing addictive behaviours. It is a valuable tool for health professionals with an interest in addiction medicine.
Duration of course: The course is divided into 2 sections, with the first section focusing on “Basics of Addiction” and Alcohol addiction whereas the second section will be an “Advanced module” covering other substances of abuse as well as Addiction management. The entire course will be spread over 11 months (February 2019- February 2020) and will include periodic assessments as part of the requirement for completion.
Teaching methodology: The training will be through blended learning model.
Face to face Virtual sessions through VKN NIMHANS ECHO + Self paced e-learning through the medium of Google Classroom app.