Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103100
About the Course:
This course examines prescription misuse and drug use in older adults. It includes: drug use and prescription misuse among older adults, screening and assessment, continuum of care, treatment approaches suited to older adults, recovery management, and clinical scenarios.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Tip 26-Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults-Treating Drug Use created by SAMHSA in 2020.
Publication Date:43831 Jan 2020
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the need for specialized screening for older adults who use drugs and misuse prescription medication.
- Identify specific screening, assessment, and brief intervention tools for older adults.
- Summarize risk factors and effective withdrawal and treatment approaches specific to this population.
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