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The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition presents: Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults

  • Senior Life Greensburg 123 Triangle Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 (map)

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Target Audience: This training is for all individuals who provide care to older adults, especially those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers.  

Cost: $35.
All payments must be made by the day of the training.

Lunch Provided

Objectives:
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the recent changes in the DSM 5 to “Substance Use Disorders” and “Addictive Disorders” and its implication in treatment.
  • Articulate the current and projected incidence and prevalence rates of older adults with substance use disorders.
  • Describe why the issues of substance and medication abuse/misuse in older adults are complex problems.
  • Identify “substance use” prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment models that work with older adults.