Saturday, March 13th, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Live & Interactive Webinar!
Includes Training Presentation PDF!
NCASPPB Approved for 3 hours of SUDV
NAADAC Approved as Provider #211428
NBCC Approved Provider #7091
Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.
Course Level: All Levels
Elderly is defined as being past middle age, and it is generally accepted to mean at or over the age of 65. Substance abuse and dependency rates among the elderly population may be higher than statistics show, as it can be sometimes difficult to diagnose or recognize in this population.
In this course, we will identify myths and realities of Alcohol, Medications, and Mental Conditions which make up the mix of an ‘invisible problem’; discuss common medical diagnosis in older adults and preventing medication and alcohol misuse; talk review and collaboratively discuss intervention and treatment for alcohol and other substances; and how to address comorbid mental health conditions to help our clients maintain a healthy outlook on life.
Use, Misuse, and Dependence – Is there a difference?
Exploring the biopsychosocial elements of substance use in the elderly
Impact of drug use among older adults: physical and mental
Legal and Ethical Issues