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Alcoholism And Addiction In The Elderly

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Clinicians in a variety of treatment settings need to be informed of the prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse in the elderly, as well as be able to identify the warning signs, treatment issues and options to succeed in recovery and remission of an alcohol and substance abuse problem. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of the risks, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse in the elderly.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • List types of substances abused by the elderly.
  • Describe the effects of substance abuse.
  • Explain the causal factors of substance abuse.
  • Discuss substance abuse and medication interactions.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Types Of Substance Abuse
  • Effects Of Substance Abuse
  • Aging And Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse And Medication Interactions
  • Causal Factors Of Substance Abuse
  • Diagnosing A Problem
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
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