101171: Social Anxiety Disorder and Alcohol Abuse

About the Course:

Social Anxiety Disorder and Alcohol Use explores the diagnosis and prevalence of social anxiety disorder and reviews studies evaluating the relationship between alcohol consumption and social anxiety. In addition, this article summarizes treatment approaches for social anxiety disorder alone as well as in combination with alcohol-related problems.

Publication Date:



Sarah W. Book, M.D.; Carrie L. Randall, Ph.D.

About the Authors:

Sarah W. Book, M.D., is an assistant professor.

Carrie L. Randall, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in South Carolina.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about social anxiety disorder and alcohol use. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the diagnostic criteria for social phobia.

  2. Describe the tension reduction hypothesis.

  3. Explain the different treatment methods of social anxiety disorder.

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