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Substance Use in Older Adults

  • Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI 48824 United States (map)

Course Description:

Approximately 75 million Americans make up the baby boom generation; as these individuals age, the number of Americans over age 65 will increase by 73% between 2010 and 2030. This workshop will use national, state, and regional data to explore the prevalence of substance use among this rapidly growing segment of the population and the corresponding need for appropriate treatment services and supports. This workshop will also provide an overview of the unique treatment needs and preferences of older adults as well as common barriers that often prevent these individuals from seeking and engaging in treatment. The workshop will conclude with a review of current evidence based best practices for the prevention, early-intervention, and treatment of substance use disorders in older adults.

Price: $49.00

Course Link:
CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Ryan Hasselback