Substance Abuse in the Elderly
This program is intended for those individuals working in the Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Fields
Presented By; Michael Herrmann, M.ED., Substance Abuse Consultant
Upon the completion of the program the participants should be able to:
Develop an understanding of the historical perspective pertaining to addiction,
Recognize data and contributing factors demonstrating substance abused elderly as a major health problem.
Analyze alcohol & other drugs described with attention to greater susceptibility to toxic effect in the elderly.
Discussions regarding age-specific treatment issues, distinguishing between delirium and dementia; how to treat and educate.