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Referral and Treatment Approaches (TIP 26, Chapter 5): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26)

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About the Course:

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26, Chapter 5) presents treatment providers with much-needed information about a population that is underdiagnosed and underserved. This course covers Referral and Treatment Approaches, and addresses treatment options, levels of service, specialized treatment issues, and staffing considerations.

Course materials are from Chapter 5. 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

This course is based on the reading-based online, Referral and Treatment Approaches (TIP 26, Chapter 5): Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (TIP 26) created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1998.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

1998

Course Material Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about referral and treatment approaches for older adults with substance abuse issues. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the specialized treatment of older problem drinkers and substance users, levels of treatment services, and the effectiveness of the least intensive options.

  2. Identify basic principles, program philosophies, and treatment approaches for older adults with substance abuse issues.

  3. Describe specialized treatment issues for prescription drug abuse among older adults and discuss program staffing considerations.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 credit hour

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American Psychological Association (APA)

1 credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 credit hour

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Course materials are from Chapter 5.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101893
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  • Reading-Based Online
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