Alcohol and Drug Problems in Late Life

Late-onset abuse of alcohol and other substances among older adults presents a serious and complex challenge related to co-morbid illness, medication management, and late-life loss of social networks. Learn interventions and treatments that can improve health and enhance life satisfaction. Identify effects of these substances on the elderly, symptoms of abuse, three instruments for assessing abuse, and effective treatment strategies. Also examine problem gaming and gambling in the elderly.

At a glance

What: Alcohol and Drug Problems in Late Life

When: Last offered Nov 18, 2014. Check back for next offering.

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $120

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Instructors:
Suzanna Waters Castillo
Flo Hilliard

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For additional information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo: 608-263-3174

Brochure
Aging & Long-Term Care website


Chronic and late-onset misuse and abuse of alcohol and other substances presents a serious and complex challenge among older adults. The com¬plexities are related to co-morbid illness, medication management, and late-life loss of social networks and purpose.

You learn about:

  • Epidemiology of substance use disorders in late life
  • Causes of misuse and abuse in late life
  • Unique presentation of substance use disorders in late life
  • Screening methods
  • Treatment options