Elderly Addiction: Identifying and Providing Effective Intervention for Substance Misuse in Older Adults
DATE: Saturday, April 8, 2023
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST // 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST
PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar
- Live & Interactive Webinar
- Presentation Slides PDF Included
- 3 CE hours of Substance-Specific, Evidence-Based Treatment
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 diagnoses 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.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define the core concepts of Use, Misuse, and Dependence – Is there a difference?
- Critic the biopsychosocial elements of substance use in the elderly
- Determine the impact of drug use among older adults: physical and mental
- Provide Effective Interventions in working with this population
- Identify Legal and Ethical Issues