Alcoholism And Addiction In The Elderly
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2015
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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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.
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- 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.
- 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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