Addiction Professional - NAADAC

Substance use, misuse, and abuse among older adults: implications for clinical mental health counsel


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1 CE credit hours training
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$5.00
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Target audience and instructional level of this voice: intermediate

Course Description

The projected increase of substance use problems among older adults suggests a need for heightened awareness among clinical mental health counselors as they treat this population. This article (a) discusses the prevalence, vulnerabilities, and consequences of misuse and abuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit substances; b) reviews age-specific counseling considerations and approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and intervention; and (c) calls for more attention to the subject in training and research.
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