Introduction and Overview (Section I); and The Older Adult Treatment Population (Section II): From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults--A Group Treatment Approach

About the Course:

I. Introduction and Overview: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides background and how-to directions for introducing relapse techniques to older clients.

II. The Older Adult Treatment Population: From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults—A Group Treatment Approach provides an overview of the target population for cognitive-behavioral and self-management intervention (CB/SM) for older adults who have substance use disorders. It gives counselors a sound knowledge base about the older adult treatment population. The section includes a brief review of current and projected substance use prevalence data for this group and a discussion of factors found to affect both substance abuse and its treatment in older adults. Challenging aspects of assessing and diagnosing substance abuse and related disorders in older adults are examined, including treatment barriers and needs and issues likely to affect older women.

Course materials are from Sections I and II, found on pages 1-18 of pdf document (pages 7-24 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA05-4053

Publication Date:

2005, Reprinted 2009

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the older adult treatment population and substance abuse relapse prevention for older adults. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the older adult treatment population and the factors affecting substance abuse by older adults.

  2. Acknowledge the history, advantages, and phases of cognitive-behavioral and self management intervention.

  3. Explain the unique treatment needs of older adults.

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Course Article

Exam questions are from Section I and Section II.

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Course Number 101794
2 credit hours
NBCC: 1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94
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