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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]

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which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

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