Outcomes and Cost Issues in Alcohol Treatment for Older Adults (TIP 26, Chapter 6)

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

About the Course:

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26, Chapter 6) presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. This course covers Outcomes and Cost Issues in Alcohol Treatment for Older Adults, and addresses alcohol treatment, the measurement of multidimensional outcomes, costs, reimbursement issues, and areas requiring future research.

Course materials are from Chapter 6. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-26-Substance-Abuse-Among-Older-Adults/SMA08-3918



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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about outcomes and cost issues in alcohol treatment for older adults. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the spectrum of alcohol treatment outcomes and the measurement of multidimensional outcomes for older adults.

  2. Discuss costs of alcohol treatment and reimbursement issues in the treatment of older adults.

  3. Identify areas regarding substance abuse in older adults that require future research.

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