Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic (TIP 26, Chapter 1)

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

About the Course:

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic (TIP 26, Chapter 1) presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. This course addresses the problem projected, the problem now, older adults’ unique vulnerabilities, and barriers to identifying and treating older adults with substance abuse problems.

Course materials are from Chapter 1. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-26-Substance-Abuse-Among-Older-Adults/SMA08-3918

Publication Date:

1998

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about substance abuse among older adults. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the problem of substance abuse among older adults as it currently exists and is projected for the future.

  2. Explain the unique vulnerabilities of older adults to substance abuse issues.

  3. Identify barriers to identifying and treating older adults with substance abuse problems.

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