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Older Adults and Substance Use Disorders

The number of older adults in the United States is increasing and with the aging of baby boomers this increase is expected to continue. In addition, the aging baby boomers are changing the aging experience much like they have changed other life stages prior to their older adult years. This population cohort is also one that experimented with and continued to use substances to a degree beyond other previous generational cohorts. The result is that as they age, they are bringing substance use into the older adult years. This Healthy Knowledge course will provide an overview of aging in the United States, with a particular focus on the aging of baby boomers, and how healthcare professional can assess and intervene with older adults regarding their substance use as they present themselves for care and a range of services. 3.75 hours Continuing Education Available. NAADAC

September 30, 2022
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