Glossary of Terms and Acronyms


  • AA: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
  • ACER: Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research
  • AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • AUD: Alcohol Use Disorder AUDIT-C Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Concise


  • BH: Behavioral Health


  • CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CE: Continuing Education CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
  • CME: Continuing Medical Education
  • CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • CrCl: Creatinine Clearance (lab testing for indications of kidney abnormalities or damage)


  • DA: Decision Aid-Mirrors the DSM-5 Criteria
  • Detox: Detoxification is a set of interventions aimed at managing acute intoxication and withdrawal
  • DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th Edition
  • DOB: Date of Birth
  • DX: Diagnosis


  • EAP: Employee Assistance Program
  • EHR: Electronic Health Records
  • EMR: Electronic Medical Records


  • FDA: Food and Drug Administration


  • HTN: Hypertension


  • IM: Intramuscular (with respect to injections)


  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Assosciation
  • JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine


  • LFTs: Liver Function Test


  • MA: Medical Assistant
  • MAT: Medications for Addiction Treatment
  • MBRP: Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
  • MET: Motivitional Enhanchment Therapy
  • MI: Motivitional Interviewing
  • MI-SPARC: Michigan Sustained Patient Centered Alcohol Related Care - AHRQ Funded implementation trial (#R18HS027076)
  • MLN: Medicare Learning Network
  • MOC: Maintaining Certification by earning points as outlined by a certifying board


  • NCBH: National Council for Behavioral Health
  • NCPP: National Committee on Prevention Priorities
  • NIAAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • NIH: National Institute of Health


  • Office Champion: An employee dedicated to quality improvement, supports the process, and has the ability to pass that enthusiam onto others
  • OUD: Opioid Use Disorder


  • PC: Primary Care
  • PCP: Primary Care Provider
  • PCSS: Providers Clinical Support System
  • PDF: Portable Document Format
  • PDSA: Plan, Do, Study, Act
  • PHI: Protected Health Information
  • PHQ: Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Questions-Quick Depression Assessment
  • PO: Direction for the administrating a medication by mouth


  • QI: Quality Improvement


  • SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • SAWS: Short Alcohol Withdrawal Scale
  • SBI: Screening and Brief Intervention
  • SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referal to Treatment
  • SMART: Self-Management and Recovery Training
  • SUD: Substance Use Disorder


  • TSF: Twelve Step Facilitation


  • USPSTF: United States Preventative Services Task Force