Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102404
About the Course:
Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug among older adults. As an older population grows in the United States that has a tolerant attitude toward marijuana use, the dynamics of marijuana use and the effects of marijuana on personal, social, and health outcomes among older adults require attention. This review summarizes epidemiological literature on marijuana use among older adults. The increased use of marijuana in older populations requires surveillance and additional research to understand the use and effects of marijuana in older populations to avoid negative health outcomes and issues of public health.
This course is based on the article, Marijuana Use Among Adults 50 Years or Older in the 21st Century created by Shawnta L. Lloyd, MPH et al. in 2018.
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Clinicians treating substance use in older populations. This material is appropriate for all knowledge levels.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the scope of marijuana use in older populations.
- Identify the risk factors associated with marijunana use in the older population.
- Recognize the mental disorders associaited with marijuana use in the older population.
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