Treating Alcohol, Drug Use and Prescription Medication Misuse in Older Adults
Friday June 25, 2021
1:00pm - 4:15pm EST
NCASPPB approved 3 hours -- Substance use specific (SS), evidence based practice (EBT), Substance Use Disorder and the Elderly (SUDE).
Presented by John Sanders, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
This live, interactive webinar discusses key aspects of addictive disorders including alcohol, illicit drug use and nonmedical prescription medication use. It also covers the screening, assessment, and treatment of/services for binge drinking and other addictive behaviors. The information discussed will benefit healthcare, behavioral health, and social service providers working with older adults (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, alcohol and drug counselors, and peer providers). We will also discusses age-appropriate interventions and services for older adults with addictive disorders. This webinar draws from SAMSHA’s updated TIP 26* and other current sources to teach the most up-to-date treatment approaches.
Using an engaging and instructive teaching style, we will discuss the fundamental theory and skills. We will also break out into small groups to discuss how to integrate the information into your agency or practice. These webinars are live and interactive. You can ask questions and communicate with the presenter and other participants. Instructor uses high quality professional audio and video equipment to make your experience as smooth as possible.
* The use of TIP 26 does not constitute a direct or indirect endorsement by SAMHSA or HHS of the training provided.
· Participants will develop an understanding of addictive disorders in older adults.
· Participants will be able to define age appropriate interventions for older adults.
· Participants will practice critical thinking skills and discuss how to provide appropriate services to older adults.
1:00pm - 2:30pm — Main presentation
2:30pm - 2:45pm — Break
2:45pm - 4:15pm — Main presentation