Substance Abuse & Addiction

Ron Jackson, MSW

Executive Director
Evergreen Treatment Services

 Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify the factors in aging individuals that contribute to increasing risk for substance abuse and addiction.
  • List various substances abused by the elderly and projected trends in such use.
  • Describe effective interventions for addiction and substance abuse among older adults.

[From the Winter 2013 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]