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We need to think differently when it comes to older adults and addiction, and this guide explains why.
- presents the challenges in identifying late life addiction
- examines the best treatment options for this population
- explores the unique problems of older adults with addiction
Written by two leading experts on this subject, Older Adults and Addiction
includes the latest research findings on older adults and substance abuse and offers helpful screening tools and intervention techniques.
As baby boomers reach retirement age, substance abuse among these older adults is on the rise. Besides alcohol abuse, many baby boomers suffer from illicit drug use. The good news is that it's never too late to change. The two presenters in this DVD provide easy-to-follow methods of effectively screening, assessing, and conducting brief interventions. You'll also learn more about how to utilize motivational interviewing techniques and make referral and treatment recommendations for older adults. This DVD provides a lively, fun, and fast-paced presentation on a topic of growing concern.
About the Authors
Frederic Blow, Ph.D., directs the Department of Veteran Affairs division of the Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. David Oslin, M.D., is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Both authors co-chair the Huss Research Chair at Hazelden, conducting research on the topic of older adults and alcohol and drug abuse.
Older Adults and Addiction
includes a video workshop on DVD, a clinician's manual written by Blow and Oslin, and a test that allows you to earn continuing education contact hours.
The changing needs of older adults facing addiction make this program of major importance. This is why NAADAC and CAADAC have approved the post-test for Frederic Blow and David Oslin's Older Adults and Addiction
for 10 CE hours
*Hazelden is an approved continuing education provider by NAADAC (program #97069), CAADAC (program #OS-04-651-1012), and IAODAPCA (program #8737).
"Recent research has demonstrated the benefits or efficacy of both psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for older adults. Emerging evidence shows that reduction in alcohol use among older adults with alcohol dependence can lead to improvement in the quality of their lives."
--Frederic Blow and David Oslin