Elderly Addiction: Identifying & Providing Effective Intervention for Substance Misuse in Older Adults (2HR)
This course offers 2 Online CE hours of SS (SUDE)(EBT)(PSY).
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
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NOTE: This course is not approved by the ASWB for continuing education purposes.
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
Legal and Ethical Issues