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Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Primary Care Setting

Original Release Date: 3/4/2021
Termination Date: 03/04/2024
Review Date: 5/12/2021
  • Yonina Mar, MD
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Opioid Treatment Program
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Identify alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder among a patient population.
  2. Discuss evidence-based treatments for alcohol use disorder.
  3. Describe a harm reduction approach to treatment of alcohol use disorder.
Presenter Bio
Yonina Mar, MD
Yonina Mar, MD grew up in Canada. She received her medical degree from Imperial College London in England and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. During her residency, an interest in inner-city health led her to receive elective training in addiction and immigrant and refugee health. Following this experience, she chose to pursue a fellowship in addiction medicine at the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West in New York. During her fellowship training she gained a diverse experience in multiple areas of addiction, including inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment; wrap-around primary care for substance using populations; and addiction policy, working with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she focused on developing guidelines for the treatment of alcohol use disorder as part of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Guidelines Programy. She currently works as an attending physician in one of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel opioid treatment programs in the lower east side of Manhattan and is on faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Besides clinical patient care, she is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, helping to instill an understanding and appreciation of addiction.
Continuing Education Credit

The target audience is health care professionals interested in HIV/HCV/STD/Drug User Health continuing medical education.

Accreditation Statement


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The University of Rochester Center for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours will be provided. 

No partial credit will be awarded.

Disclosure Statement

ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. When discussing therapeutic options, speakers are requested to use only generic names. If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used. If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product, speakers are required to disclose this to the participants. 

No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity. 

Planning Committee and Speakers Disclosures: 

A conflict of interest (COI) occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship and/or personal relationship.  

The following planners and presenters of this CME activity have disclosed no relevant personal or financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity: Emily Scognamiglio, MPH; Angelica Ramirez, MPA; Jeffrey Weiss, PhD; Linda Wang, MD; Monica Barbosu, MD, PhD; Oksana Babiy, BS, Tamara Eis, MS, RN-BC. 

Presenter: Yonina Mar, MD has had no relevant financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity.


  • This online video and post-activity evaluation are 60 min. in length. 
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz. 
  • You must pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive the CE certificate/credit.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CE certificate/credit.

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